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Sunday, December 16, 2018


by Earl J Wilcox

When I see
one of your news
I imagine it
being read aloud
by a good reader—
one who does not
mangle words
or pause when
your line doesn’t,
a reader who
helps your words
light up the page,
clarify what you
mean, words
that sing to me,
prompt or
provoke me.
Most of all,
your poems
warm me up
on a cold day,
fill me up
with happiness.
Even though
I can barely see
the screen nowadays,
I can enlarge words,
make them
big as the heart
I feel is behind
your poems.

Earl J Wilcox says loss of primary sight challenges writers to keep going and writing and reading every day. The news is too important to do less, he believes.