A poet is one who tries to leave and one who cannot leave, Tadeusz Rózewicz
Poets, stop eating one another!
It’s words that feed us
not each other’s beating hearts.
This new emperor with his
greasy bloated dreams
doesn’t even see us
gathering at his feet.
Sharpen your pens on
this smooth waiting stone.
Poets, we’re about to be fat.
— Tricia Marcella Cimera is a Midwestern poet with a worldview.