VINCENT J. TOMEO
(1947--       )
Teacher/Poet
New York Senior Poet Laureate 2004
Flushing, New York

POETRY HELPED ME SEE


Blind from Multiple Sclerosis
Groping like a crab

On the bottom of the sea
Poetry became my vision

Mind is a ship of sight
Entombed eyes like stones weigh heavy

Mind swaddled in darkness
Scent is sight

My heart my eyes...
Sound my soul
Touch is my delight

Eyes search words
To hear words
To feel for words
To grope for words

To see poetry.

Vincent J. Tomeo