Waste paper endings

Poem_withoutend
photoart – ©laura granby

“Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning
Every poem an epitaph”*

each writer is a butcher
chop chop chopping constructs into bite size
mouthpieces
the stream that rises in consciousness
dammed at intervals
to pool as paragraphs – phrased just so

And you, pen in hand with a masterly stroke
executed sentences as short sharp shocks
such gorgeous grammar
proper but non-committal
like breadcrumbs
sparingly metered out in fine prose
with a light sentiment of sonnet

And when all the words were scrabbled
all alphabets off
each dog-eared  letter condemned
snip snipped and torn apart
slivers of love re-cycled

Beginning quote from Eliot’s “Little Gidding“* as Paul @ dVerse asks us to scribble some lines about ‘The End’