Tag Archives: National Poetry Month
“She said But you’re weird! as if / to say a repetition of it would / impel me to remember / it was not to be treated as a compliment, / an identity, a friend.” A poem for National Poetry Month. Continue reading
“Because contrary to the wisdom of the bumper sticker / it is not enough these days to simply QUESTION AUTHORITY. / You have to speak with it, too.” A poem by Taylor Mali for National Poetry Month.
“He said that? you heard him? The bastard! / I used to love him. Some ways I still do… / but honey, don’t believe all you hear. / He can put it on Larry King Live, / he can write it up in the Bible / for every preacher to preach, / it’ll still be a goddamn lie….” A poem for National Poetry Month.
“When they told me who to put on the throne / I said, no, I will not be ruled. / The gods they showed me were tyrants
who displeased me with their judgments, / their injustice, yes, their cruelty.” — A poem for National Poetry Month.
“She stands outside & in me, / a flicker beckoning / at the inmost limit of vision / where the blind spot is insufficiency / of self-knowing.” A poem in celebration of National Poetry Month.
“You are old, Father William”, the young man said, / And your hair has become very white; / And yet you incessantly stand on your head — Do you think, at your age, it is right?” In celebration of National Poetry Month.
‘He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, / And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey, / Legless, sewn short at elbow….” In celebration of National Poetry Month.
‘And I stand up high / on the wagon tongue in my whole bones to say // woe to you, watch out / you sons of bitches who would drive men and women / to the fields where they can only die.’ In celebration of National Poetry Month.