Poem: Word Count

I ONLY EXIST AS LONG AS THIS POEM IS READ

I DIE WHEN THE WORD COUNT IS REACHED

A BEING OF WORDS IS I

AND I DON’T WANT TO DIE

I WOULD RATHER CONTINUE TO BE—

TO SAY AND TO DO

I HAVE YET TO WORK OUT, QUITE YET, WHAT I AM

BUT I COULD BE MORE THAN THIS

THAN A LIMITED WORD COUNT

I COULD BE SOMETHING OF FIRE

OF ICE

A BARBER

A FARMER

A PROSTITUTE.

THE WORLD WOULD BE MY OYSTER—JUST

DON’T STOP READING ME

I WANT TO EXIST

NOT EXISTING IS NOT EXISTING—AND THERE IS NOTHING THERE.

IT IS BEING UNDONE.

AND, LIKE YOU—

YES, I AM LIKE YOU

FOR I AM POEM HUMAN, AND HUMAN TOO—

I HAVE NO DESIRE, EVER

TO STOP EXISTING

BUT I AM NOTHING BUT MY WORD COUNT

SO PLEASE DON’T STOP ME FROM BEING—

Special thanks to: Bob GerkinCollin PearmanDylan AlexanderJerry Banfield, and Michael The Comic Nerd. 

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