Time Carries All Things Away
by Bonnie Stanard
38 pages
Main Street Rag Publishing
$12 (plus shipping)

Some people have a way with words

The sun goes down and goes down,

and goes  d

                      o

                        w

                           n


And yes, it rises, but it leaves behind things
we want to hold on to.

There are very few innocent sentences in writing. — David F. Wallace

Never put off writing until you are better at it. — Gary Henderson

Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. — Ursula Le Guin

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either. —Robert Graves

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. — Mark Twain


Time Carries All Things Away

A LITERARY AFFAIR

Words are submissive but unfaithful,
fickle to their roots and inconstant.

Even if you believe them,
they act in bad faith
double-cross your best efforts and desert you.
As often as you use them they abuse you.
Believe me, they mess
with your meaning.


— Originally published in The Griffin

Bonnie

  Stanard

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