I Can’t Talk About What I Can’t Talk About – Poetry by Mark Danowsky

Vanessa Bell – Conversation

So, I’m disappointed
less gardeners risk
delphinium, foxglove

I know I create
too much trash
use too much water
& remain dehydrated

Too much of what we love
flattens our joy
so, we must deprive ourselves a little
to avoid numbness, to cherish our pleasures

A small gift
I give myself each day
is not fulfilling
at least a few desires

Not doing is not easy
an indication 
pause is valuable 

About the Poet

Mark Danowsky is Editor of ONE ART: a journal of poetry and Senior Editor for Schuylkill Valley Journal. He’s the author of the poetry collection As Falls Trees (NightBallet Press). His work has appeared in Cleaver Magazine, Gargoyle, The Healing Muse, and elsewhere.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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