the legendary

maybe they wrote their poems
about the articles in the newspaper
because that's what they thought about

why don't i write like that? like on
september 11th, 2002, i wrote about
well, i don't remember. but i would remember
if i had been writing about september 11th

i am sorry i care more about what happens to me
than about what happens to my country
i guess i will never be a legendary poet

(and if i ever am, the definition will have to change)