John Bennett | In Defense of Differences

Born Into Water by John Bennett

The poem below is included in Born Into Water a book of poems by John Bennett. If you’re interested in purchasing this book, go here…

 

In Defense of Differences

It’s okay if
weed’s not
your bag but
don’t knock
people who
smoke it like
Louis Armstrong
all his life or
Mose Allison who
cut a
best-selling
album at
the age of
82 or
my friend
Joe in
his 80s
who is
planning to
cross the
Pacific
in a
sailboat.

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