Poetry Break: Margaret Moore

By: Margaret Moore

 

Endless Beginnings 

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All these poems, 

no conclusions 

yet new poems emerge 

by the book-length. 

They mock me,

these poem lines of mine. 

They all sit in one document,

in what has become a digital poetry journal, 

I suppose. 

Dates in shorthand separate them

as they perch between poems unfinished and finished,

some rough, some polished.  

Lines of unfinished poems

stare at me intently 

as I scroll to the blank infinity 

of Google Docs.

Some at least

have an opening 

and a middle.

   

Others are stray verses 

possessing no middle 

or end. 

All have trailed off 

into a mental note 

to return with endings one day

as soon as inspiration strikes. 

It now dawns on me—

Isn’t life just an unfinished poem?

 

Just ideas and happenings 

that draw poets in,

coaxing lines into their minds,

then leaving them to wonder 

What comes next?

 

The mind searches 

for adequate words to respond 

to phenomena surrounding it 

as new developments 

in the way of the world unfold

before the words have finished 

emerging for the previous event. 

Isn’t life just an unfinished poem?

An act of faith setting words in ink  

knowing they’ll amount to a work of art someday?

 

Isn’t life just—

 

 

Bio: Margaret Moore

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Margaret Moore is a 2020 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing. She is currently an MFA candidate with a dual concentration in nonfiction and poetry in Fairfield University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

This year, Margaret holds a graduate assistantship through Fairfield University. She interns as an editor at Woodhall Press and serves as Managing Editor of Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. 

She also works as an ambassador for PRC-Saltillo. Her writing has appeared in Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, Independent Catholic News, Positive Writer, and How We Are, among other publications. 

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