Contraction

by flammeusgladius

Contraction

 

 

While vaster-minded poets shape grand plans,

I plan instead to polish a refrain.

Oh, what a noble vision can be man’s!

While vaster-minded poets shape grand plans,

Contraction is what modestly expands

In my bone-bounded, unambitious brain.

While vaster-minded poets shape grand plans,

I plan instead to polish a refrain.

 

 

 

–Tom Riley