Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 19 - Modern (or: Money Wasted)


These short stories
a wearisome read -
half a story, that's
all I need
to slap paperback shut
wonder once more:
"What is a literary prize
given for?"


So convinced am I
that all is good
in the world of poetics
and that a "Best of ..."
move, inspire, touch
and please -
it's as if these poems
are written in legalese.

When all I feel is
that gremlin Self Doubt
I close the collection
and chuck it out.

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