the posers like to use:

            &, luv, i, th, u,
            like to write poems such as:
            harry harry
            harry
            harry
                       harry.

            like to give as many poetry
            readings as
            possible,
            like to teach classes in
            writing.

            like to use the word
            fuck.
            like to write poems such as
            fuck fuck
            fuck
            fuck
                    fuck.

            like to drop names:
            “I saw Bukowski at the
            track.”

            like to call themselves
            Street Poets.

            like to claim that there
            is a conspiracy to
            hold them
            back.

            like to think that when
            they are dead
            they will be
            discovered.

            like to sit around
            in groups
            in their chosen
            cafes
            being photographed
            together.

            like to gossip
            like to chatter
            like to read their latest to each other
            like to believe that their works are being stolen by others.

            like to believe that you can get them published.
            like to believe that you’ve stopped them from getting published.

            like to hate
            like to believe that they know how to drink.

like to believe that they are the greatest things to ever come down the pike.
            like to believe that a genius is one who doesn’t make money writing.

            fuck fuck
            fuck
            fuck
                    fuck

            anything that can keep them going against their ultimate lack of talent.

            anything anything
            anything
            anything &
anything.