poem # 4

so, what will you write in the ³occupation´ field? on a passport application. what, what?

what will you write on a mortgage application, what, what?

what will you write on a credit card application, what, what?

will you put down, poet, poet? can you, will you?

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is that even a job?

not really, not really.

teacher of poetry, professor of poetry, maybe, maybe, maybe.

cone are the days of courtpoets, courtsingers, courtjesters, but are they are they are they?

it is cold here, slightly chilly, the computerlab, reluctantly silent, a sunday in the community college. the perfect space for the perfect poet. whose words suck,

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ah, suck.

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