self, by Britta Benson

Picture credit: Britta Benson

Regular readers of my poetry blog know that I like to experiment. Some of my experiments work, others, not so much so.

My poem ‘self’ has been included in the t’ART Press Summer Showcase. Theme of the submission call was ‘self’ and for me, it had to be a found poem. Sometimes we look for identities, more often than not, though, identities find us. When we’re ready. Or not.

self.

"Tell me,'
'Are you afraid?'
'Do me a favour.
become
more muddled
however risible,
angry
as the day wears on,
understand
choice,
capture
silence
a breath,
diluting
now and then
both so exquisite and so fragile
break with routine.
Go, you're free.
'It's all right,"
'Really."

Here’s a link to the publication:  https://www.t-artpress.co.uk/summershowcase

9 thoughts on “self, by Britta Benson

    1. I tend to just look at a random page, see if any word catches my attention, and take it from there. I love creating ‘found poems’, it always seems a bit like a combination of finding and being found. Particularly enjoyable on days, when I feel stuck. Anything that involves scissors and a glue stick cheers me up tremendously!

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