J. K. Durick

 

 

 

Ingredients

First of all, there’s
the right word, when it finally arrives,
and the blank space, the silence the right word fills,
and then there’s the pattern the filled-in space is part of  —
the pattern that needed the right word to happen
and the reason we needed that word
in the first place,
but it’s rarely that simple.

 

 

J. K. Durick is a writing teacher at the Community College of Vermont and an online writing tutor. His recent poems have appeared in Camel Saloon, Black Mirror, Milo Review, Eye on life Magazine, and Leaves of Ink.

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