Pretty PoetryPoetry shouldn't be pretty.
It shouldn't soar or fly or float.
It shouldn't glisten or sparkle or gleam.
You shouldn't hang it on a wall
or write it in a card
or recite it to you lover.
Poetry should be ugly.
It should ache and burn and sting.
It should make you uncomfortable,
like a toothache.
It should make you chew
on the other side of your mouth.
You should poke it with your tongue,
over and over,
just to see if it still hurts.
And if still does, a month later,
you should have to get it yanked out
and keep it in a little jar on your nightstand,
as a bizarre little memento
of that unpleasant feeling you had
back when everything else was just fine.
Poetry by Rapscallion
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Written on 2009-05-16 at 16:34
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