General Poetry posted November 7, 2017


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A short poem about the mainstream

Sieve

by asaldivar

My brevity is but liquefaction
facile, fluid, and cheap
 
my written words are but conformity
in fields of bleating sheep
 
the monochrome men who do indeed
tell me where to sleep
 
say someday fame, it will carve my name,
as long as I don’t speak.

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