Thursday, February 4, 2016

John Pursch- A Poem

John Pursch lives in Tucson, Arizona. Twice nominated for Best of the Net, his work has appeared in many literary journals. His first book, Intunesia, is available at Check out his experimental lit-rap video at He’s @johnpursch on Twitter and john.pursch on Facebook.

A Pretext for Absorption

Perhaps the greatest thing
a poem can be
is a pretext for absorption.

An excuse,
a framework,
an introduction,
a preliminary passage
to deeper ruminations
and beyond,
to contemplation itself.

An entry point, if you will,
and more importantly,
if you are not so willing.

A vehicle,
an organized religion in a nutshell,
a time bomb planted today
that might take decades,
lifetimes to go off,
the longer the better.

1 comment:

  1. A painting can have the same effect. A poem can
    reveal itself to the reader. Of course, we all
    have our perceptions. We all can interpret a poem