The Last Word

The Last Word

A Poem by Jack Joseph

Piles of books
looks from ghosts
the toast of literature
staring forward
waiting
breathless
for the next
last word
old wood creaks
between volumes
voices muttering
pages shuffling
cloth covers
snapping closed
posed are they
sitting on the
shelves
waiting
breathless
for the next
last word
you
don't
have
it
in
you.

© 2009 Jack Joseph


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I really like this. I reread it three times and I'm still not sure what it is about and when I read a poem I love thinking about it after I am done. With the last few words it makes me think writers block. You need to finish the book, but you don't have it in you. I could be way off, but that is what comes to mind as I read. I like how you arranged the words so it kind of comes to a point at the end. I also really like the lines:
"waiting
breathless
for the next
last word"
Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 13 Years Ago



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Jack Joseph
Jack Joseph

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I'm a writer, painter and cognitive science junky living in The City of Angels. I write poetry from the perspective of a bystander. I believe that there is beauty in pain and loss, a beauty that rival.. more..

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