Writing my own poems gave me
A deeper appreciation for poetry
Just like writing my own play
Helped me better understand drama.
Keeping a written record
is a small “d” democratic Art and
the expressed urge to write
is a small “r” republican Virtue.
Both strengthen the body politic.
But both require a voyage, not a visit,
as Mrs. Brooks’s The Chicago Picasso
would be pleased to know we learned.
The present quasi lockdown provides us
Space and time to take the journey.