As if a poet

As if a poet [it is all] – I will
keep an eye on exits [only a
vague connection] – I filed
that index card note he sent
in response to my requests –
a chestnut heft of type-sets
sent to me [another laid out
his stall & complained ‘bout
my hauls of auld ways of it] –
poetry should not employ a
chain of verbs – words fail in
my grip & verse [I am alone]