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Unknown Poet from Rue Montpelier

By Michael Lee Johnson

Unknown Poet from Rue Montpelier

I warned you darts with advice
strong words tripping over emotions
like an imbecile --
so you think you're Leonard Cohen
loving some naked Nancy in a cluttered
matchbox apartment overlooking
European culture simulated,
above some obscure narrow
Montreal street?

For your information,
straight poetics from insanities Almanac,
Leonard Cohen died years ago
in a twisted pickle poem he
entitled "Narcissism."

Do you and your welfare lover
desire to be the 2nd generation,
deceased, unnoticed, unheard of,
unwarranted for failure artists
inside this thin, onion-skinned wall
dingy with your dreams?
I warned you darts with advice,
tapering off with your impotence.

Article © Michael Lee Johnson. All rights reserved.
Published on 2020-01-27
Image(s) are public domain.
1 Reader Comments
02:46:03 PM
Wry look at dreams and being caught up by self romance.
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