The Only Poem

This is the only poem
I can read
I am the only one
can write it
I didn’t kill myself
when things went wrong
I didn’t turn
to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep
but when I couldn’t sleep
I learned to write
I learned to write
what might be read
on nights like this
by one like me

— Leonard Cohen


2 responses to “The Only Poem

  1. nice. did you happen to see what I on posted on Thanksgiving? Leonard looms.

  2. Yes — it was a shocking reminder of how we dressed in the 80s. No, but always nice to hear/see one of my idols. Glad you didn’t take offence at the post below. I just disagree with the prescriptiveness that seems so prevalent these days.

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