Wednesday, 28 January 2009

the Controllers of the Arts

the Controllers of the Arts
say they want poems with originality
striking imagery
like "glass umtytown"
or "long hair handshake shook"
but i want plain words
in plain lines
with plain meaning
and imperfections
like life is
the wrinkles, not the make up
the rough bark of the tree
not the sheen of a steel black office tower
what is worn out proved its worth
what is haggard has experienced
what is broken has a past

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