the poetry game

the boys are playing the poetry game
again
putting down senseless lines and passing
them off
as art
again

the boys are on the telephone
again
writing letters
again
to the publishers and editors
telling them who to edit and
publish

either you belong or you
don’t

there’s a way to do it
you see
and only certain ones
do it
that way

the others are out
and if you don’t know
who’s out
or who’s in

well the boys will tell you
again

the boys have been around a
long time
for centuries

when some of the boys
die
they pass it on to the other
boys:

how to put down senseless lines
and pass it off as
art
again.