Pimping Poems

all day

he scorches journals

each one rejecting

each of his limping loose verse

 

all night

he sharpens pencils

each one printing

each of his plain petty verse

 

so who will write his story?

no he himself cannot do

 

a pimp might publish his poems

for it is only his trade

that trumps on fate

and chokes every meaning out of life

out popping on a hot plate

 

like a poem from a poet third-rate

 


Published in Le Zaporogue 13 (Les Editions du Zaporogue, Janvier,2013)

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