Why Do You Post A Poem Posted Days Ago? - Poem by RIC BASTASA

i notice it
you keep on posting
and reposting poems
days ago
like wares
in the flea market
left unsold
last sunday

on a monday
i see your
poem again

looks like
a commodity
and you the
poet becomes
the cheap
for the

i see, poems
too are goods
that you display
over and over

and reading
them makes
me feel
like i am
this shopper
by this

ok, today
is another
poetic market

excuse me,
how much
is that poem?

yes the one
with lesser words
the one that
is worn out
yes, the one
that never
yes the one
that is

discount, please.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 23, 2008

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