Poets logo

The poet Shark

Lord Alfred Douglas

By Maroof razaPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
The poet Shark
Photo by Europeana on Unsplash

The shark symbolizes' war, in fact weapons in war

Would I keep writing poems

if I were a shark,

when I couldn’t use poems as a trap

to hunt?

Would the world need a poet-shark,

an underwater, boneless Homer,

telling an epic from 450 million years ago

about a swimming hero that long perished?

Would words be necessary

in the unfathomable darkness

of a hundred feet below the sea,

where readers were just shrimps and octopuses?

Would it mean anything for anyone

that there was a shark loving rhythm,

sensing not just its victims,

but also, a poem forever unpublished

An anonymous writer

writing for the sake of writing,

no royalty, no recognition, no prizes, no awards,

would the shark keep writing?

I don’t know.

But if I were a shark,

I would write still.


About the Creator

Maroof raza


Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2023 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.