Why some people shouldn't read poetry
People who make love to walls should not read poetry;
people who would rather wax
on the sympathetic principles of syllables
and syntax have no place rating the merits
of my rhythm.
The stanza is simple, but for the
complexities you rearrange for it.
Sheath your revenge against my poem,
take the lines between your teeth
and chew until chucks of lettering
become lost amongst the thorny stretches
of your teeth, the syphilitic subterfuge of your
larynx dodging the upper crest of your
own deliberate simplicity.
People who can define ironic should not read poetry;
they should have to comb their hair with the
stretches of my imagery; fondle their
masturbatory tendencies with the trench
of my verse,
your hand should
awkwardly scratch your forehead in
You want a piece of my poem?
My pitiful poem riddled with
error and declension
my raging routine, a
ragtime debutant on the foam-licked
seashore of your unapologetic display
my poem is catching, you
sputter and whine from its
My poem will beg your pardon
when it dwarfs you in substance
an aria is just a
errant knave, or so you will
declare to anyone who will listen,
my poem will merely yawn,
strut its oblong octaves southward
verse-legs will walk
their way down to the end.