Compression

The shortest
distance between
two images
is a poem.

The shortest distance
between two thoughts
is a poem.

The shortest distance between
two emotions is a poem.

The
shortest
distance
between
two
cities
is
a
poem.

The shortest distance between two strangers is a poem.

The shortest distance
between two designer
putt-putt golf
holes is a poem.

Distance between—a poem.
Nothing straight will do.

Poem

I am a picture
book that dissects
and defies
time. Am also a letter
from one soul
to another written
on an old wooden fence.

All the World’s a Cinquain

Hidden
in all that dross—
there’s you. My perfect poem—
perfect cadence, coincidence
condensed.