Ann Guerra

The System - Poem by Ann Guerra

The differences between
a poet and a smart ass
is the latter spends more time
defending his or her right
to wear the former's label—
and line breaks.
Society rewards the smart ass
and mocks the poet.
I could complain,
but the system favors me.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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