lee robin thomas


Women Who Read Poems


women, those objects of objection
its a mind worth loving
it isn't breasts
it isn't legs
its their minds

can you have it all

and the scenesters
yuck
why would you need such an active social life to be happy
connections
rejections
if you do the rejecting its fine
I don't want a scenester

how can poets think they need some vast array of hello, seen blah blah?
to be ok

this obsession with cafe
being places
the cities

and reading out poems
I don't think its necessary at all
I don't like stages
I have been on them
everyone looking at you
what does that achieve

when I read a poem I want to hear it alone
I don't want some overly emotional poet screaming or crying his/her poem at me

get a poetry book
get a sylvia plath book
go to the park
take coffee
and enjoy

and I have met a woman that likes poetry
now that's something
but you don't need company to enjoy poems
you don't need to sign your book for people and answer little questions
in fact that takes away the beauty

most people don't like poems maybe
and most that write poems are terrible
maybe I am too

but women still take my glance at first
and so does a poem

Submitted: Sunday, December 09, 2012
Edited: Monday, December 10, 2012
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waiting for third interview with no coffee, light a smoke.

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