Election II by Tricia Marcella Cimera

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.

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