April is Poetry Month

Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

At the Student Poetry Reading

BY KIM STAFFORD

I guess you could call me broken,
says one. I’m still lonely, says another,
but now I can name it with a song.

In my poem, says another,
I can forget I am forgotten. Now
I understand being misunderstood,


says another. And another says,
in a bold, undeniable voice of power,
I won’t step down from myself again.

And they are beautiful, beautiful,
standing one by one at the mic
where they have come forth at last

from behind the curtain.