word word word in poetry

  • Nov. 15, 2021, 4:15 p.m.
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(again, the formatting of this one doesn’t work in prosebox. imagine all the changes)

They say that fortune favours
the bracketed-B
but I live in bracketed-I
and so what of me?

I am hopelessly left-justified
in this so-very right-justified world
with no centre-justifications
to sell off my rough pearls
left alone some profitable

I was a Courier once
back in my life and Times, after collapsing plans
I dabbled in stand-up, here and there
but the pay was Comic Sans

the format of this life
is something I
can’t put tabs on
something I can’t understand

all I know is that
when I parse it out
the very best I can

Word fails me
Word fails me
Word fails me.

J.E. November 15, 2021

Very George Carlin-esque.

littlefallsmets J.E. ⋅ November 15, 2021

Thank you for the high praise! Of the stand-up part of my influences, in my top three, with Hicks and Kaufman.

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