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for your consideration

A Poem by Anna Auel

I just love
how everyone
                                thinks
they can write
poetry

such tortured artists
exist
among us.
Didn’t you know?

(you probably do. They
have told you.)

the patting
and the stroking
among the few
gifted
with italicized
                         divine vision
about nothing that is real

skeletons &
bloody veins and death painting
a  bleak canvas of bullshit
oh me oh my

they�"these poets�"
skulk out in the open
 in the corners
of Facebook
tag-teaming and high-
fiving

their fellow clubhouse-of-suffering
members
                  admission isn’t free
a heavy-petting
vetting process
is involved

over-
flowing with
the chief
adjudicators
                         metaphor&imagery
fat gluttonous
twins
in plump arm
chairs

sitting (concealing)
the trap-
door
of the poets
beneath

who roll our eyes
when we hear
the words�"
I’m a poet

we all write
poetry
publicize the fact
but not all
of us bathe
in it�"

reveling in water
gone grimy
that drowns
us all

© 2012 Anna Auel


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this is a most amusing, stimulating, boarderline anxed, provoking poem, i like it enormously and related especially to public responses poets, very well done

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Anna Auel
Anna Auel

Shepherdstown, WV



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I graduated in 2010 from a small liberal arts college with a degree in English. I work for a periodontist during the day, in my spare time--though I long to make it full-time, but am stymied by the ne.. more..

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