Me, I am a rhyming poet.
So sue me, cause I would rather go
Idiot than try and flow freely,
say words flowerily than
what they are to me.

I would rather
stomp some sushi and swordfish with soulful music.
I would rather
make melodies, Marxism and magic then sue sick.
I would rather
amplify, alleviate, Advocate, and allude to it
then say
Fuck flowery flow and fastidious conclusions
– O – P- e- N E-N-d -e d
leave poets with contusions,
just leave them guessing.

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Let them do what they do.
They can’t do what
I am doing.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.