Poet as godhonesttruth

We need shortcuts as poets, too much darn stuff to go through       short
cuts
a short poem, a
cuss word, two sticks of dynamite as ink
            and you get to work
            the poet as godhonesttruth
            the poem cut short

8 comments on “Poet as godhonesttruth

  1. Audra_Mac says:

    Indeed!

  2. thotpurge says:

    even my shortest poem -demanded
    an entire lifetime

  3. adminclouds says:

    Maybe the truth is so painful these days, it has to be metered out in small poems. Just a short thought. I love the dynamite as ink. Wish poems drew that much attention, but these are difficult times. As you say, too much darn stuff to go through.

    • huzaifazoom says:

      I have been able to use poetic sensibility as an effective noise filter; this way it engages fully with prose/art/news/’stuff’ on its own (i.e. poetically) and ward off the insularity that marks so much of what passes off as poetry today.

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