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post Dec 29 10, 11:54
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Thatís Why

Although Iím slow, Iím thankful I can read.
Still, I would like to find a way to show
how much my dull, dyslexic eyes impede.
Iím thankful I can read, although Iím slow.

When I take little bites, I do quite wellÖ
without too much distraction. Something lights
my understanding, and it starts to gel;
I do quite wellÖ when I take little bites.

Somehow, a word-filled page confuses me;
I tighten up or panic. Though I vow
to plug away, ere long my mind will flee.
A word-filled page confuses me somehow.

Thatís why the poems I write and read are short.
Iím grateful Iím not stupid, though Iím shy
of breadth... and depth... of facts I might import.
The poems I write and read are shortÖ. Thatís why.

© MLee Dickens'son
(Daniel J. Ricketts)


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post Dec 29 10, 18:09
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