Jay Sizemore

6 days ago

A sonnet

Photo by Billy Huynh on Unsplash

An apathetic prayer

The sky is always easiest to hate without stars,
the moon also absent, playing its prolonged game
of peek-a-boo. You could look up contemptuously
and cast the most venomous of curses,
where that black sky seems to almost welcome it,
swallowing your anger the way a tar pit might
swallow a car…

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Aug 20

A poem

Photo by Tamara Gore on Unsplash

Modern Morality in the Arts

If poetry is meant to be fearless and free,
why am I so afraid
I’ll slip up and say the wrong thing,

or that I’ll say exactly what I mean,
but some well-intentioned virtue signaler
will give it a purposeful misread,

possibly out of malice…

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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore

Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: Jaysizemore.com.