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To A Young Poet


So poetry

aha they go

I write it

I want to publish it

I am the new flock

I have been taught

in school by many

renowned poets

all of them great

mediocrities & now

I want to put my self-

consciousness to use

by you so you can

recommend me for prizes

grants fame & then maybe

you can call my mom

& say yes he made some-

thing of himself he's a poet

& then if you publish a big

book of poems I'll read

one or two & give you my

begrudging approval in the name

of the new flock even though

we are lost & nobody cares

if we live or we die & our

websites go unlogged on

maybe they need more sex

the sex we are not having

much of because your fucking

generation had it all plus

egos to match & we hate you

even those two poems I didn't

quite finish from your big new

book books are dead don't

you know it



[Originally published in NHS 2003, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs03/codrescu.html.]