Friday, December 7, 2012

Beware of Poet


The white sign with bold lettering
has been tinged rusty orange by weather.
It is bolted to a worn wooden fence

and meant to warn passers of danger:
A madman may be tossing meter and rhyme.
Beware of poet!  Now you know; you've been told.

The ranting could be endless, and the muttering—
the sputtering—could last deep into the night.
Don’t get too close; you could catch it.

There is pathos unleashed in the yard, and
it could envelop your soul, if you’re not careful.
You could get slobbered on for life.

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"Beware of Poetis included in the Fall 2012 issue (#6) of Mock Turtle Zine, a local print journal in Dayton, Ohio.

In addition, my poem "An Ubi Sunt for the Bees" is reprinted in this issue of the zine. It was originally included in issue #5.

Issues of Mock Turtle (including issues #5 and #6) can be viewed online.

Eric

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