POETRY FOR THE CAUSE
A poem must be simple, like counting.
You utter a number and the next follows
on its own. On and on it goes,
linking one to the other
until reaching Infinity.
Like counting, a poem should
be clear to us all:
we must glean the value of each digit,
and that value remains unchanged
anywhere in the universe it may explore.
Odds and evens, as in numbers,
both carried in each poem,
and whatever the digit is
becomes an integral part of the number.
As in counting, a poem
gives value to zero
with its digits,
and from the front lead the people
who are declared insignificant.
Fresh Voices - https://poets.ca/fresh-voices-22/ (Jan 21)