Go, Be a Poet

Go, Be a Poet

Kane X. Faucher

You spend a lot of time airing your pain
and it sounds boastful.
You spend a lot of time playing with pretty words
and declare it eloquence.
You spend a lot of time going to poetry readings
but only hear yourself.
You spend a lot of time declaring your genius
but your dreams are sour, and stale.

So go, be a poet.
Get a grant.
Publish a book of your poems.
Put a bullet to your aspirations.
So go, be a poet.
Woo hay-haired young girls.
Meet other poets.
Rent out your name by the hour.