Every Poem is a Puzzle

Every poem is a puzzle every puzzle

a poem Sarah Jane Lapp she makes puzzles

I met her because she sent me a postcard years ago

about a project she did on the Domino Sugar Factory

I loved her handwriting called her up

she said we could make a puzzle poem

maybe two maybe three

maybe even seventy two puzzles  OK I said

though I am not good at puzzles

good enough at poems she actually did

make four puzzles because she is a puzzle maker  I

took them in my bag yesterday to show them to

strangers in stores to see what they’d say about our

puzzle poems.  One of those strangers,  man named Scully

said he would rather talk about a play he was writing

about two people with different politics called ROOMMATES.

Why don’t you make a puzzle of that he asked and I explained

that I don’t really know how to make a puzzle.  Maybe a poem.



Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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