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by Michael D. Brown, Ph.D.

E.E. Cummings
gives me my first
lower case i:
i love reading it
so small, personal,
so intimate a humility,
even the dust landing,
can only surround : displace
the capital, colossal,
formality of it,
as if it were insufferable,
an unlikable ego;
yet, i gets to be
in the first person,
whenever we speak
of it as things
truly ought to be.
Michael Brown is an American Award winning poet, author of 17 books including 6 volumes of poetry. He is an international lecturer and literary reviewer who currently teaches Chinese Ph.D.s in China's former capital city, Nanjing. His latest book,"Brown's Simplified English Grammar," is availabe with Mandarin translation.