Wednesday, November 1, 2017

You know you’re write (Artists are the antennae of the species – Ezra Pound)

refusing to hear
the poet
they threatened him
with crucifixion
and even worse

a subtle
lack of interest

they tore out
his twisted tongue
and took away
his angry pen

leaving him
with only silence

they laughed
loudly at the poet
as he stood
naked and wordless

they held
their hammer high
as he raised
his middle finger
and smiled defiantly

while the first nail
pierced his skin


© Harry Rout 2017