Poetry is a Trestle - Nikki Giovanni

Poetry is a Trestle By Nikki Giovanni

poetry is a trestle spanning the distance between what i feel and what i say like a locomotive i rush full speed ahead trusting your strength to carry me over sometimes we share a poem because people are near and they would notice me noticing you so i write X and your write O and we both win sometimes we share a poem because i'm washing the dishes and you're looking at your news or sometimes we make a poem because is Sunday and you want ice cream while i want cookies but always we share a poem because belief predates action and i beliece the most beautiful poem ever heard is your heart racing