Mark DeCarteret, “I meant nothing”

Mark DeCarteret was Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, NH, and dreamed up a postcard project that inspired 67 poets and 132 artists. Twice, he was a finalist for NH Poet Laureate. He has hosted and organized two reading series and co-edited an anthology of NH poets. He’s been a member of the City Hall Poets workshop for 30 years, and his work has appeared in 450 reviews, 25 anthologies, and 7 books.

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I meant nothing

we are admitted
into the same door
& deem it order

or assume the same
tiresome manner
& name it truth

as if art a sort of math
rather than a smarting
at most, merely, after





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