I AM NOT A POET
FOR TRACIE SAVAGE, FROM AN ALIEN
(Tracie died in 1992 in a car crash, Germany)
(by jann castor, 24th of december, 1991)
I never thought I had tears that couldn't dry
I am a desert, aren't I?
I felt the wind that swept my soul
I am a rock, how could I fall?
It's my denial of wind and fire
So why these burns, why this desire?
I'm not a poet, my life doesn't rhyme
Oh, beautiful woman, spare me a dime.