Scrabble poet

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

—Walt Whitman, from “Song of Myself”

In Scrabble, the word
poet
is worth only six points
unlike 10-pointers
Q and Z

Though I understand
that the most commonly
used letters garner
the fewest points,
I object

That letter combination
contains multitudes,
to paraphrase a poet
named Walt

Indeed,
it is the song of myself,
my large poetself,
cobbling together
lettered tiles into words,
setting them on lines,

each effort a voyage
of discovery, a win
for the lucky—
oh, so lucky—
poet

About janishaag

Writer, writing teacher, editor
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