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Self-Portrait as Rune

Amit Majmudar

I want to be more

Than just a letter

In a word. I want

To mean

Something. I want

To be a word

All by my lonesome,


As a rune.

Naudiz, need.

Elhaz, yew.

Ansuz, god.

Amit Majmudar is the former first Poet Laureate of Ohio. He works as a diagnostic radiologist in Westerville, Ohio, with his wife and three children.

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