To the Essay


I am a poet. 

Not an essayist.

I cannot conform. 

I cannot be shackled 

in the bo n ds

known as punctuation

and grammar. 

I know my worth in writing.

But essays make me feel

like a flailing baby,

trying to break free

from a too tight cocoon.

Figurative language used

to hold it all together.

My syntax is too erratic,

my diction of it's own. 

These words cannot be

held in paragraphs

with dirty indentations,

and pointed transitions.

I am a poet.

And you, 

you cannot change

my words.



This was a really good essay. 5/5 Well Done

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