Never Say Never–Not 

Not a christian
Not a jew
Not a muslim
Not a shoe

Not pyjama
Not salon
Not hors d’ouevre
Not bon bon

Not sing songy
Not bespoke
Not too funny
That’s a joke

Not too randy
Not too poor
Not too disabled
To open your door

Not too wily
Not too slow
Not so decrepit
That I can’t grow

Not without fear
Not without hope
Not without longing
More than enough rope

Not hung up
On what doesn’t come next
Not too addicted
To obsessively text

Not that smart
That I can’t bend
Or know when a poem
Has come to its end

– 14theroad