Jefferson Carter

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  • Jefferson Carter (2/16/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    Immena I DON'T consider song writers poets. The tunes allow them to get away with things no self-repecting poet would eve compose.

  • Jefferson Carter (2/16/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    Thanks! And I consider songwriters poets.

  • Seamus O Brian Seamus O Brian (2/15/2018 4:38:00 PM)

    P.S. Don't waste your time reading any of my poetry. You may consider instead immersing yourself in some contemporary poetry by Foo Fighters or Cage the Elephant.

  • Seamus O Brian Seamus O Brian (2/15/2018 4:38:00 PM)

    I'm not sure which is more entertaining, your poetry or your criticism. I've noted that critics tend to burn themselves out on this site due to overabundance of target material. I'm visualizing you with a flyswatter next to an overturned hornet's nest, if that makes any sense to you absent the aid of rhyme. I've perused your site and have enjoyed the task. Regards, SOB

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Best Poem of Jefferson Carter

Litter Box

My wife asked me this morning
if I’d ever cheated on her.
My ex-wife called this afternoon
& asked me the same thing.
What’s going on?
That new Italian movie
the art film crowd adores,
the characters hysterical, nearly
operatic, their marriages dead
or dying. I imagine all the couples
sipping cappuccino after the movie,
nibbling biscotti, that close
to confessing their own infidelities.
I love my wife. I don’t whine
about my latest chore, cleaning
the litter box four or five times
a day. I can imagine one
of those histrionic Italian ...

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