INSTRUCTIONS ON PERFORMING THE POEM, “FAILURE IS RADICAL” by SARAH SUMMERSON

think about your body, is it in
the room? enter your body,
leave it in front of their
eyes. introduce yourself, prepare them
for loss. remind them, failure is radical.
forget them, introduce yourself to loss.
                   Leave.

remember that your quivering
is only a bow string. savor the sun
mangled by the branches
of a mulberry tree.
walk as far as your heart can take.

                  Return

 

 


Sarah Summerson is a poet hailing from small-town central PennsylvaniaHer work has been published or is forthcoming in *82 ReviewAji Magazine and The Good Men Project, as well as the upcoming anthology of Southwest poems from Dos Gatos PressWeaving the Terrain. You can follow her on twitter @SarahSummersun for all the tidbits that couldn’t find a home in a poem. 

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