Out of Range

Florence Foster Jennings devoted her life to singing
mistakenly believing she had some talent
before becoming the laughingstock of Carnegie hall
and rose out of her devastation with this defiant saying:
“People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing”

I think of her fondly whenever I send my poetry out of range
read my lukewarm feedback, or stand in front of an audience
I write more than anyone I’ve ever met, I write instead of sleep
I’m not giving anyone permission to take that away from me

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7 thoughts on “Out of Range

  1. I’m going to go out of range here and say that your poetry and her singing voice have nothing in common. Your poetry is fucking amazing GG❤️❤️🖤🤯

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