if you’ve been writing poetry
for a number of years,
you know that,
the “poets market
provides a wide range
of journals to meet your needs;
know that the newspaper absolutely…
will not accept submissions.
for the sake of a good hardy debate,
i’ll pull this from an article
in the erie pa newspaper,
“the embarrassment i don’t think is enough.”
after all –
pain, suffering, humiliation and emotional distress
are “the guts” of poetry.
i’d have to say,
that if a man’s genitals
were super glued to his abdomen –
his buttucks sealed shut,
and that fingernail polish
was used to spell out a profanity
on his back, is a bon-a-fide picture.
that editor proved poetry was at its finest!!