What I like about Writing Poetry

I like 

the spaces

between

the lines

and the spaces     

between     the     words

I like how you can
indent
some words
and
Not others

I like to put lots of words on one line and keep going all the way across the page then
Stop

I like how the word moon
brings nighttime to the page
and that a river can be a snake
or a border
or a squiggly mirror for the sky

I like the smell of honeysuckle blossoms
in winter
and the feel of soft rain on my face
on a sunny day

In a poem, I can do cartwheels in wet grass or
be a ten-year-old boy chasing fireflies with a jar

I like what I don’t say
and when I don’t say it

I like to cleverly cluster consonants and move smooth vowels

I like to repeat a pattern and see what that does

Sometimes I like to rhyme
But not all of the time

I like to write poetry
because
poetry
connects
me
to
you