My Words/ poem by J.K. Durick

I should be able to describe
The scene
Get my words to recreate
The size, the shape
The way the light plays
Across the mountainside
The rock, the slight greens.
I should be able to describe
Recreate the scene
With words.
This is one of the reasons
We have words
And the urge to get them to
Perform like this
Like painting, like photographing
To have something to bring back
With us 
As we move back 
To our less dramatic scenes
The ones that whisper to us and fit
With things we’ve said 
So often before.


J. K. Durick is a retired writing teacher and online writing tutor. His recent poems have appeared in Third Wednesday, Black Coffee Review, Literary Yard, Sparks of Calliope, Synchronized Chaos, Madswirl, Journal of Expressive Writing, Lightwood, and Highland Park Poetry.


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