Death Rattle

A poem about poetry’s demise

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Death Rattle

The poets seem stuck
in the posture of a shrug
as the coroners huddle nearby
shuffling papers, smoking,
the cuffs of their white jackets
stained dark with blood
of this great prolonged autopsy.

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

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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore

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