In defensiveness (or, how to start a fight)

I am a poet! I am. I am. I am a poet, I reaffirmed, ashamed.

Yes, my dog’s a little nippy

And we’re working on it

But he doesn’t beg

He’d never run away

He’s quiet

And he listens

That’s more than you can say

For your boyfriend
Yes my stories are all about women

They re dark and repetitive

But I like them.

And so does my teacher who says

I can get them published

So shove it
Yes I talk to myself

I ask what’s worth it

And what isnt

I whisper and yell

But I do it

In private
The world’s more

Fucked up than I am

So shove it

Just…

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Author: Sudden Denouement

A Literary Collective

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