NPD Anthology 2002

 


Celebration
by Philip Johnson

          one
          by
          one
       they come

        letters

       then words


        assemble
         stack
       sometimes


       huddled in
       groups some


           some
      create a stink


         others
     make us giggle


          some
     cause us to cry



    can at first seem coded
    before metaphore turns


    stark naked in public
    flesh in a celebration


    National Poetry Day