by Kevin T McEneaney
In quantum theory an atom can be
in two places at the same moment,
say, New York City and San Francisco;
a poet can be in two locations—
like the classical Greek world,
as well as the current post-modern world;
or the Romantic era where writing
privileged personal perspectives on life,
culture, childhood, politics, irony,
a way of inventing a double vibe.
A poet is like a chameleon,
who, like an actor, may don many masks.
Metaphors resemble an actor’s mask….