Poetic Consolations (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo

[Author’s Note: Sometimes writing feels like its permeates every part of my life, and that’s just fine with me.]

Last night I fell asleep in a Tragedy

  but awoke this morning in a Poem

     where rainfall pattered on the rooftop

     a light breeze tickled the flowers outside

     and peace soothed away my uncertainties

The world had changed genres—

   maybe due to the way the gentle storm

   transformed the landscape


I would prefer to believe              

    that the world changed

    because my perspective changed

         as a poetic consolation

         that testifies to the impact

         of the stories we tell ourselves

For I would choose to live in a Poem

      rather than remain stuck in a Tragedy

      if the choice is mine to make

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