My Private Parts

Written by: maggie flanaganwilkie

"The job of a poet is to tell the truth no matter what." 
Michael S. Harper 

I pay my dues to poetry with every breath I take. 
With every word that moves forward on the page, 
I shake loose the silence of ordinary days, 
free my soul, let passions rise and memory live. 
Time shadows the light outside , 
but life vibrates in its rhythm. When I'm full 
of its complicated energy, I retreat to the intimacy 
of the night and write. For me.