Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: Smoke and Mirrors (posted by Gospel Isoceles)
“As we think about our own place within this complex construct of empty rhetoric and doublespeak, optical illusion and obscure motives; let us also remember most importantly, that writing poetry is a clear and simple form of rebellion against a world that is anything but clear and simple.”
Accept the unfathomable
–a tea party with hare and hatter
–a white rabbit worried or late
–liquids to drink and cake to eat
that will cause you to grow or shrink.
What to do about a mad, red-
faced queen, who it seems,
must have everything her way,
chopping off heads of those
who disagree. Selfish, spoiled,
should be boiled in oil, but
you cannot get close enough.
So you write about her collapsing
queendom in poem, on banners,
with organized marches. Sooner
or later, stupid loses.