written by: Alan Britt
For Daphne Rose
This charley horse in my throat,
you put it there.
I cannot change the future;
I cannot stop what’s happening to you.
Philosophers say don’t fret
what you cannot change.
But philosophers are not poets.
In 2018 Alan Britt served as judge for the The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award. He was interviewed at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem and has published 17 books of poetry, his latest being Ode to Nothing (English/Hungarian: 2018); Crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge (English/Romanian: 2017); and Violin Smoke (English/Hungarian: 2015). A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars he now teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University.
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