Wednesday, April 10, 2013

poem of the day 04.10.13

national poetry month

april is the cruelest month so said eliot
and in chile they are digging up pablo neruda
to see if it was pinochet poison that got him instead of cancer
but then april is also national poetry month
which is cruel in and of itself
so maybe it makes sense to dig up a great old poet
four decades later, like he's dinosaur bones
expose his rotted corpse to a world full of countless literary journals
full of living poets who really should be buried six feet deep
instead of boring everyone with their words.

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