Eleven Short Words

I wrote twelve hundred lines

Full of big words and self reflective 

Phrasings answering back

To poets from a century

Nay a millenia ago. 


I published it far and wide,

A tribute to my cleverness

And no one read a line.

The girl goes to the shore

And reflective of the hardness 

and temporal-ness of life

She takes a stick 

And writes in the crumbly sand.


Eleven words to be washed away

But a low flying plane

Carried a love sick boy

He leaned out the window 

and snapped the shot.


Soon it spread

Viral, as they say.


My epic forgotten,

Her eleven short words

Remembered for all time:


Come with me 

by the sea

Let us be

Sand again


About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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