Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday Poem: "Advice" by Sinéad Morrissey

You think it ugly: drawing lines with a knife
Down the backs of those writers we exist to dislike. But it’s life.

One is disadvantaged by illustrious company

Left somehow undivided. Divide it with animosity.

Don’t be proud –

Viciousness in poetry isn’t frowned on, it’s allowed.

Big fish in a big sea shrink proportionately.

Stake out your territory

With stone walls, steamrollers, venomous spit

From the throat of a luminous nightflower. Gerrymander it.

by Sinéad Morrissey

A bitchy little number showing a less than aspirational or higher purpose for poets and writers.

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