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By Dirk Dunbar

If my poem is a commodity
why does the oak outside
call to me? The wind taps
a branch against my pane.
I write because nature is
always communicating.
If you happen to read this,
go outdoors and count
every organism you can.
It might help you question
our social norms. Inside
and out. I am not writing
to please you. Just imagine
swimming in the Red Sea
for no other reason than being
baptized in your own mind.

         
Dirk Dunbar has been writing poetry for some 50 years, but only recently started sending them to publishers. He loves expressing himself “in ways that cannot be shared in mere academic terms.” Dirk played pro basketball in Europe for nine years and has written four books—two scholarly and two aesthetic/autobiographical.

7 thoughts on “Submit Here

  1. This alone is truly captivating:

    “I am not writing
    to please you. Just imagine
    swimming in the Red Sea
    for no other reason than being
    baptized in your own mind.”

    It is a powerful statement said so simplistically. Great piece!

    Like

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