Kurt Philip Behm

First Cut The Deepest

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …






I used the language to my own end,
  never respecting rules or laws

I wrote what seemed the shortest path,
  between feelings and my thoughts

I thumbed my nose at sage advice,
  knowing what I wrote was true

The first cut then—the first cut now,
  the deepest through and through

(Villanova Pennsylvania: August, 2017)

© Poetry.com