It’s not poetry:
You can’t introvert your way into poetry,
One person said.

Poetry is looking for the face of God
And knowing God is looking back,
A second person said.

God is not out there:
God is within us.
A third person said.

Poetry or not,
Whether or not you choose to engage the world,
You engage the world, anyway,
The first said.

Poetry is the introversion of God within me,
Engaging and radiating into form,
I said.

And everyone disagreed,
But when we all said the wine was good,
We found that poetic.
We felt the poetry.

[Jan 18th 2014]