Italic

Cheese

Headlong toward
My emphatic point
Pressed earnestly in-
To and through type.

 

Pedal to the mettle.
Stop. Go. No typo.
Race over. Stand up.
Straight. Still. Again. (Source: “Italic”, 40×41: Midlife Crisis Postponed)

Movement, motion, emphasis. Willful progress. Eagerness.

The lines above come from a compact riff called “Italic”. Explaining more would be saying too much about a poem that says so little.

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