Bruce Bennett


Another Tour of the Cemetery

Here Know-It-All and Nothing Learned
lie side by side, their places earned
in this spot set aside (not small)
for those who barely lived at all.


I read a poem I do not understand.
It makes no sense, and none can lend a hand.
I don’t mind help. Assistance would be fine.
But what would be the use? The poem is mine.

Bruce Bennett is the author of numerous collections of poetry and poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Just Another Day in Just Our Town: Poems New And Selected, 2000-2016 (Orchises Press, 2017). He is Emeritus Professor of English at Wells College and lives in Aurora, New York. His poetry website is