RIC BASTASA


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
vendor
shouting
for the
possible
victim?

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

and reading
them makes
me feel
like i am
this shopper
repelled
by this
persistent
hawker?

ok, today
is another
poetic market
day

excuse me,
how much
is that poem?

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

discount, please.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 23, 2008



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