A Good Poem                                                    

            Is like a piece of gum that gets more flavourful
            The more you chew
            Its sweetness –
            When it’s sweet –
            Is never saccharine or sugary
            But like ripened apples plucked
            The more you chew
            The more you want to chew
            And see and hear and feel and
            Taste within the garden and without
            A really good one, though,
            Should have a warning label
            DANGER: Poems may suppress the appetite for prose


            Emanuel E. García, Sinking In, One Hundred Poems2013

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