The Poet Keeps on Writing #poetry

by M L Woldman


hunting the winter for unchewed words

groveling the muse a modicum of mirth

scouring sanguine syllables befuddled

the poet keeps on writing


coercing all the paper tigers

inscribing all indignant drivers

learning how to drink alone

the poet keeps on writing


somewhere the cry of gutter masters

somewhere the the cut of glass and foot

somewhere the shudder of factory windows

the poet keeps on writing

the alchemy of words entwining

the futility of syllabic crescendos

the somber voices of gods intoning

the poet keeps on writing


the poverty and plight of scrounging moaning

the hungry herald dark enfolding

the naked screaming skies devolving

the poet keeps on writing


the poet keeps on writing

the poet keeps on writing

beyond all reason or sense

the poet keeps on writing