I am attempting to write a long poem. Some may consider it a failed short story. Fewer will read it. I am doing this out of curiosity, some boredom with short poems, as a test of my will to write and an attempt to understand ( test, measure?) what talent I have to write.

The inspiration comes from Camille T. Dungy’s long poem Prayer for P- in her book Smith Blue. I am also encouraged in the pursuit by an article on poets.org  An Anatomy of the Long Poem. I have posted some pieces of the experiment  Choppin’ Wood already, rough and unpolished but fair examples of what I’m attempting to do. If you do read some part of the poem please feel free to give an honest opinion…I’m a lousy poet but luckily I have the skin of an armadillo.

Thanks for reading