weighing a voice between the words of a poem

Robert Okajicadence does not march here,
flows instead,
nuance in its delivery

drawing a bridge between
the hidden
and what is known

life
encompassed by the world
and its subtleties

Hear Robert Okaji read his poetry, and understand. Not yet tagged or categorized as a recording, but just as exemplary, is “The Resonance of No,” from his forthcoming chapbook, From Every Moment a Second, available for pre-publication order at Finishing Line Press.

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Poet, by Choice

Poet, by Choice

words are his
as they are for everyone

as if they belong to anyone

yet, at times, they are his
and when they are
they flow through verse

through his mind
and the reader’s eye
his story is told

In a comment reply, Elusive Trope spoke of finding one’s poetic voice and the route that brought him to his.  This poem may be about him, but I’m sure it’s true for many poets out there.  You can find his comment on his poem Strife.