A Last Poem
This journal isn’t full,
but it is finished.
When Writing in a New Journal
I wonder, will a larger canvas make
a difference? Will this larger surface take
the words and images the same or will
the poems change? be better? turn to swill?
The subject matter is proportional.
You try to capture a processional
and if the canvas isn’t big enough
you’ll find it is impossible. You’ll stuff
the page. The images will overwhelm
the overall design. An image caught on film
demands a size appropriate to what
is captured. Print it wrong, you cut
the impact that the image could have had.
It may not be the end result is bad
exactly just that it’s a little off.
And so I wonder will this journal work?