Death of an Unknown Poet
written by a brilliant mind
like Van Gogh,
The poet dies in a squalid flat,
penniless and alone.
His lifes' work-
fantasmic verses of a visionary-
are all stuffed post-humously
into a box.
mistaken for useless scribble,
is discarded like so much riff-raff.
It decays, forgotten.
The epic masterpiece alone survives
in that box filled with scraps of faded ink.
A single heart-wrenching poem,
now loved by millions,
by a now-mourned author
who's name evaporated, forgotten by time.
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