The Poetry Bar


so many efforts
that come sincerely
at the edge
of the abyss

are they really you?

this predetermined
and limited act
when this hand
is about to let go

will i?

this need
to step it up
so I don’t
step down

yes you, every time

Susi Bocks – writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work at or follow her on Facebook, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthology SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.


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