Sometimes poetry happens for me on the spur of the moment. No one real topic, just a collection of incidents that lead me down a path.
Don’t pretend to copy me
Or I know what I’ve been through.
Don’t pretend to better me
It’s no competition for me or you.
Don’t pretend to understand
How I feel, You’re not me
I’m not you.
Don’t pretend you walked my path
The only one who walked it, is me.
[Poem by Melanie Magowan]