This Poem Will Be Misinterpreted

You write about train brakes; a reader approaches
you to say she enjoyed that poem about your car
accident. Is she wrong? You go through the motions

and effusions of thanks – as a rule you don’t traffic
in resentments, much. And if someone is moved
enough to read your work, process it, and arrive

at her own conclusions, well then, why embark
on a discourse to correct her?

One response to “This Poem Will Be Misinterpreted

  1. I think it would be very rude to comment on poetry one did not read. I’ve felt like this poem. You express it well.

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