I Know It


In this small heart

In the final wish

The first is a mistake

Separate by an additional space

In this case

To replace

The taste

Of sympathetic reader

And supportive critic


Connecting the words

Seemed like a good move

A few decades ago

Have little or no

Of their own

Waving like an anemone

While others, shift tone

Tale concisely and effectively told

Abandoned subject matter


Some lost village of childhood

More evocative and magical

Than a painting by today.

                              -Nicole Bevilacqua


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