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Friday, April 12, 2013

Everyone’s a Critic


“I don’t judge a book by its cover,
but I do judge poems
by their length,
and  yours are far longer
than your talent
warrants.

I don’t have the time
or the inclination
to plumb the depths
of your tortured psyche,
so rather than
typing out
your therapy sessions
with ragged line breaks,

entertain my ass.

And
can’t you
expand your range
of topics?

Let’s see:
your penis,
Christian hypocrisy,
the death of your father,
Anita (who nurses said penis),
your secret wish to be a bird,
your struggles with
narcissism
masquerading as altruism,
blah de
blah de
blah.

I keep reading,
giving you
chance after chance
to change your ways,
but you persist
in writing
whatever it is
you call this dreck.

I don’t know why
your blog is titled
I Hate Poetry.

You don’t even know
what Poetry is.”

12 comments:

  1. ha. fuck em
    o cant stand poetry snobs

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    1. Thanks, my man! That's the support I'm always looking for!

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  2. This is awesome, Mosk. You're your own worst, of course. ;) Me, too.
    (And what Brian said. Ha.)

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    1. Thanks, de - but you're critic-proof!

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  3. Ha, you tell 'em!!! Smiles.

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  4. I am my own worst critic; I'd like to believe that that is a sign of a true talent—thinking no matter what you do it sucks and/or can always be improved—but seriously...it's just wishful thinking.

    I echo all the above comments as well, though maybe not as eloquently as Brian.

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  5. ...and never listen to a critic who couldn't have written it any better than you. ;)

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  6. i will say, the hug you gave me last night
    smelled pretty good...

    hahahaha

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  7. Love it - and agree with Brian.

    Anna :o]

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  8. Heck, you always entertain ME. Hahaha. Keep at it!

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