Because it is the only way I can articulate myself. I love it for it’s sparseness. In a few short lines, a poem can say what a thousand pages of prose can. And poems are accessible. If you read a poem and you don’t agree with it’s message, that poem can still be good. I read once somewhere, perhaps on a blog linked to Poetry Thursday, that poetry can become a part of you in a way that no other writing can. I agree with this whole heartedly. This is why I love poetry.
My heart is not made of muscle or spun sugar, my heart is made of words. The ink is so thick that paper is not needed. It is a heart made of character and sound and velocity.