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August 08, 2022

The Two Guest Poets, Poetry Writing 101, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona

By Mather Schneider

The Two Guest Poets, Poetry Writing 101, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona

They may as well be twins:
fortyish and squishy
they each have high-
water pants
and a bicycle helmet
at their feet.
Between them they have a dozen
publishing credits
and 3 cheapo
chapbooks.
It is a contest:
which one can drive us
to the exits first.
That they are not embarrassed
to exist like this
is the true mystery.
Afterwards
they declare themselves
available for questions
as if they could feed us
anything but poison.
Their big advice:
get OUT there
and MEET your fellow poets.
Form "ALLIANCES."
Apparently
this is the best way
to reach
that last
shriveled
tit
of
nowhere.






Article © Mather Schneider. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-01-25
Image(s) are public domain.
2 Reader Comments
Anonymous
01/25/2021
07:59:29 PM
"...that last shriveled tit of nowhere."
A phrase Shakespeare himself would be have been proud of. Good job.
Mather Schneider
02/24/2021
01:05:42 PM
Thank you!
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