all the poets I’ve met
at a safe distance
on the Internet
after years of
carefully cultivating
friendships with
kindred unquenchable
minds suffering
a similar affliction
to wrangle a world
into making some
semblance of sense
with written words
they are so close
I could touch them

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Jordan Trethewey is the poet laureate of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He has published work with many small online and print publications internationally, and his work has been translated in Vietnamese, Farsi, and French. He would be bewildered to know you are reading this right now, but would also be secretly pleased. :)

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