Bothering A Verbal Barrage

Walking Is Still Honest Press

stuff of legends
by Anggo Genorga

today, a few friends
came by the house to
hang out and get drunk.
after a few catching ups,
one of them remembers
the anthology book where
my poem was included and
asked me to show them
my contributor’s copy;

with pride and reluctance,
i handed the book then came
their rapid fire questions :

“ how did you send your poem to them ? “

“ did you get paid for it ? ”

“ when did you started writing ? ”

“ do you write love poems ? ”

“ who is Charles Bukowski ? ”

“ what is Silver Birch Press ? ”

“ what inspires you to write ? ”

“ can you read some of your poetry to us ? ”

i never got to answer any of
the damn questions and really,
i shouldn’t bother —-

there are…

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