Ars Poetica



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A different look at the art of poetry.

Ars Poetica 

Poetry’s those things nobody talks about:

A broken promise, a secret affair;
the daughter you slapped with the back of your hand.

Poetry’s not water or medicine. Poetry’s a disease.
Poetry’s those things nobody talks about:

Kerosene in the blood, fire in the genitals;
the bones that she broke flying down the stairs.

Poetry’s a killer; it stalks you in the night.
Poetry’s those things that nobody talks about:

A clause in your contract; the bruise beneath her eye. 
Poetry’s your neighbor’s dog:

The one that you poisoned for barking too loud.

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