Poem: "Saturday Poetry Workshop: What Have You Learned" | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: "Saturday Poetry Workshop: What Have You Learned" 

Saturday Poetry Workshop: What Have You Learned?

I learned ... that a huge weight lifted off my shoulders just moves
to land hard on my heart.

I wish I felt empty.

I learned that time moves according to memory and
not the other way around.

I could say I learned how to
navigate the miasma of hospitals and jargon and cancer but–

Anyone can learn that.

I learned that the diagnostic differential is really what they call it–just like on T.V.

I learned that a janitor
covering me with our worn Mexican blanket as I slept on the final chair-bed next to you
is what finally made me cry.

—Lisa St. John
Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Floating Imagery Opening @ Pelham Art Center

Floating Imagery Opening

Sept. 14-March 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — The work consists of five exciting creations that hang, lay and stand...
Spirit of Being @ Rockland Center for the Arts

Spirit of Being

Feb. 18-March 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Spirit of Being uses the power of beauty to present the spiritual...

View all of today's events

Trending Arts & Culture

Chronogram on Instagram

@Chronogram

Latest in Arts & Culture