If there were questions to be asked of me
they would be-
why I choose to cloak
myself in words
and why I encourage the torrid affair
between pen and paper (in my home)
why I don’t simply stop
My answer…if there were an audience
“Have you seen the wind pause for breath-
-even when it passes through deadly hemlock?
or have you seen a waterfall retreat to whence it came?
perhaps a volcano regret its eruption?
These points are moot so let’s speak of other matters
Are there any questions?
© Vivian Zems
Dverse Poets– Poetics- Last Lines
“Are there any questions?”- The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
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