Poet – Poem by Carson Pytell

Poetry by Carson Pytell

There’s a man I know who watches
Millstones, still over waterless streams,
Enraptured by the immobility,

Who can see a bird a baker’s dozen ways
And never becomes bored
When it fails to take flight,

Who conjures his own consternation
And proclaims it productivity
When he hasn’t moved an inch,
A man who’s working hard

Avoiding workaday occupation,
Whose vocation is vehemence,
Some one never sweating over, rather is
Content with cognitive construction – 
Toying with the untouchable,

Never pausing to think of
Resuming not thinking,
Never stopping to stop.


About the Poet

Carson Pytell is a poet and short story writer living in a very small town in upstate New York. He reads and writes daily, and his work can be found in Vita Brevis Press and is forthcoming in Leaves of Ink.

3 thoughts on “Poet – Poem by Carson Pytell

  1. This poem pulled me in and left me curious. I immediately wanted to read it again. I especially like the second stanza,
    “Who can see a bird a baker’s dozen ways
    And never becomes bored
    When it fails to take flight,”

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