Selected Excerpts from Laurie Spiegel Poems


only those clever enough to find the latch
only those willing to pay the price
only those strong or angry enough
to crash in anyway

Feel my feelings along with your own.
Accept me as part of yourself.

I feel your feelings along with my own.
I accept you as part of myself.


to ride the long perspective
never to settle
to pursue what others avoid
to be alive over everything else


No poem is as sad as its absence
the slow violence of life
unrendered.

- Laurie Spiegel