Sunday, July 11, 2010

One Every 24 #23

The Poem That Hated Itself (and me too)

I hate poems about poems
I hate poems that use the word poem
I hate poems about the poet
I hate poems that use word poet

I hate poems about the poet in the process of writing that poem
I hate poems that reference other poems, like The Drunken Boat
or other poets like Frost, which are at least two serviceable examples
because you get images out of them

I hate all those kinds of poems because rather than me
straight out telling you what I mean those poems are like me
telling you that I'm telling you what I mean.

That's almost as annoying as expecting you to believe
I am a poem because I say right here I am.

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