2020 Open Call , Poems - Ann Privateer



Is Love a Microbe

By Ann Privateer

My mind shapes my mind
I'm thinking in shapes of love
spilling over and out


howling like an orchestra
that found the lost note
and wakes up the world


when love flies out the window
like sour dough bread microbes
unseen, unheard to fly back in


again, lost then found
who knows where while
left waiting, wondering


if life and love will return?
my computer always has answers
it can even write itself


comment on thoughts
observations more witty
than spellchecker of yore


what shall I write then?
I'm not sure, but I don't think
I am, and the wilderness of my life


found out about this topic.
Write about love
Flying out the window


write about love flying in
Like sour dough microbes
invisible until tasted


and then, I am hooked.


Ann Privateer is a poet, artist, and photographer. Some of her work has appeared in Third Wednesday, Manzanita, and Entering.


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