the poet

the poet
the poet is not a savior
she or he is an iconoclastic
destroyer and creator
constantly struggling with demons
being defeated claiming victories
called poems stories songs
acts of mercy of desperation of inspiration
of giving of forgiving
birthing creative works
cracking culture’s thick shell
striding fearlessly into the unknown
fighting for advantage
transforming the occasional victory
into poems stories songs
what is she is he fighting for?
a reprieve? a safe haven?
the warm heart and hands of another?
the poet is not a savior
ron whitehead

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