Esther Cohen, or My New First Page

Poem Teller by Quimetta PerleExperts, that is, THOSE PEOPLE who understand
this universe told me with a certain amount of
CERTAINTY that I need a More Traditional First Page.
A paragraph to say WHO I AM.

How can anyone possibly do that?
Not me.

STILL YOU THE READER WANT TO KNOW:
I’ve published five books. Some people read them.
That’s the sort of information I SHOULD TELL YOU.
That I have been published. In places large and small.
That I teach writing. And that I’ve always worked.

I’m here because I AM GETTING OLDER
And I want to tell you about it. As well as Everything Else.
I’m finally ready, after years, to say a few things.
Here They Are.

Photo: Poem Teller by Quimetta Perle