out of step

come here,
let me tell you
something…

i’m a sucker
for short poems
that can tell
everything in
a few words,
long and obscure
and weird titles
that got nothing
to do with the
poem itself,
poetry sent
completely out
of line with
the call for
submission,
writing within
and around
a theme, rants
masquerading
as poetry, envy
as inspired muse,
the angst, the
false bravado
and the clinging
naivety that
comes with
being unpublished,
and rock lyrics
as first breath
of poetry.

most of
the time,
it works
on my
disadvantage,
just ask
the editor
of odd
magazine.
but next
time, i’ll try
to bring along
someone
who can
summon a
Kerouac ghost
or anyone
who can draw
a juvenile
cartoon for
my poems
or narrate
Bukowski –
style…

did i ever
mention
that i eat
a lot just
to see what
would be
the color
of my shit
afterwards
and i can
deliberately
waste my time
watching
movie trailers ?

i haven’t
written
anything
about it
though,
i gotta
start writing
about it
now.

anyway,
the editors
pull the strings
on this play
and most
often, it’s
not really
about good
writing
and this is
just my mind
masturbating ;

small press
is known
for having
big fucking
balls and
someone’s
out there
can write
about
this shit
i’m talking
about
better
than me .

out of step

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4 responses to “out of step

  1. There’s always somebody out there can write our shit better than we do. So what. Just gotta do it anyway.

    I like this poem. I share many of its professed sentiments.

    Best wishes from El Paso.

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