Comment on this article

I asked for a poem
by Pauli Dutton

when the words come
I hurl them back

wait for something lofty
I tell myself image rich

peace waltzing roses
rhyming couplets

what I get is
war dirt and free verse

a civilized
woman with an image

peeled layer by layer
like an onion

that stinks bring tears
inedible raw

toss in garbage
chunks for a roast or stew

take too long
for instant indulgence

where are my flowers?


Return to:

[New] [Archives] [Join] [Contact Us] [Poetry in Motion] [Store] [Staff] [Guidelines]