What I Meant

That isn’t what I meant
but if you see it there
then that’s what it is
but I didn’t put it there
I wrote what I meant

What you see
what you hear
comes from you
from your voices
your sprites
your dreams
not from mine

Writers write
painters paint
and critics and scholars
forever analyze
looking for subtle allusions
to deeper meanings
and hidden truths
placed surreptitiously
by capricious muses
for their own entertainment
but it’s not what I meant

Marv Himmel
March 10, 2016 ©

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