Anima VI

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So go then.
Build a den or burrow
of yr pain & doubt & hurt.
Go there in yr sorrow
to lick yr wounds.
Be careful not to take enough
to last the whole long winter,
let hunger draw you back
to the open world.
I don't like to see you go
but how'm I gonna stop you?
where yr going now I cannot follow.
I'll give you this fine blanket
& a flint to start the fire
for now let feeling hibernate
while you heal, I'll wait
to see you emerge
sleek, strong & new
in spring.

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John T. Unger poet

I'm best known as an artist and designer. Relaxing makes me tense, so I tend to put in a lot of hours on diverse projects.

Before becoming a visual artist, I spent 15 years as a poet. I studied poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy, Naropa, Stone Circle and on the streets. I performed my work for years at Stone Circle, solo shows, poetry readings, and at Lollapalooza in 1996.

I still write poems, but only if I can make them fit the constraints ofTwitter.

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