I probably don’t like your poetry

Please don’t take offense
Rhyming doesn’t make more sense
And free
form poetry
Isn’t

more Meaningful

Cultural references
And incongruous metaphors
Like big fancy
Don’t make your work sui generis

Trying to breathe life into the dead form
Is dripping formaldehyde
Draining the blood
From a pretty corpse

It looks almost alive

But…
Spilled blood makes a pretty
Rorschach for the disenfranchised

When it screams
Your secrets at 4 a.m.
Don’t listen to me

Writers are notorious liars

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