Does that poem have a title?
Not that every poem needs
to have a title. But if
you don't title it,
they title it for you:
the first line.
In my experience,
a poet can generally do better than that
; step outside the text, the verse, and slap
some pert little label on it. Summed up! Neat,
But some poets (rightly, in their case,)
disdain all such Marketing enterprise.
And if so,
We are left by default, with the title
they chose by default, at the crack
of their first line break. Which
is sufficient as fuck, one supposes
but for the sake of form,
for goodness sake
I had to ask:
"does it have a title?"