THE BEST POET
THAT NEVER LIVED
That's me, and that's the way I'll keep it.
Ain't saying much, really. You don't know
me any more that I know myself and I keep
surprising that me with myself, in fact. One
hundred new secrets a minute unfold.
Like Carson McCullers who said, in
her inimicable southern drawl, "Did
ya see my lovely play? Did ya lahk
muh lovely play? Am Ah gonna win
the Pew-litzer prahzz?"
And then, to top it all off, she added:
"Since ah do not unahstand 'Who Ah
am,' I only know what Ah am not."