douglas scotney (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)
Call a Spade
What symbols once a poet got away with
without the hint of an audience laugh.
What tragedy he could convey
with what he now must with a spade portray.
Symbolism's dead when life is tragedy.
A poet even questions the use of dexterity.
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