And the and of the land

Todd Boss Poetry Writing Literature Books

The Poetry Foundation broadcasts a great public service announcement via its “Poem of the Day”. When you sign up, they send you a daily poem, just like it sounds.

The selection is melt-in-your-mouth good. Back in August, I received this gem written by Todd Boss:

The World Is in Pencil

—not pen. It’s got

that same silken
dust about it, doesn’t it,

that same sense of
having been roughed

onto paper even
as it was planned.

It had to be a labor
of love. It must’ve

taken its author some
time, some shove.

I’ll bet it felt good
in the hand—the o

of the ocean, and
the and and the and

of the land.

This post is part of an ongoing collaboration with the unique Zeteo Journal. To read more please click here.

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