Saturday, January 1, 2011

This Is What Happens

Why should I feel guilty
about the pile of semicolons

on the concrete floor? Yes,
I summarily deleted all the

tedious acronyms, mixed
in several instances of the

so-called passive voice,
added the word fuck just

for you to see and what’s
more changed it all from

third to second person.
Yeah, how do you feel about

that? Does it make you want
to give everything the fuck

up? This message is being
given to you by me. If I were

putting it in an envelope
I would seal it with a drop

of melted red wax. This is
what happens when poets


-Jose Padua

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