Slow Leak


Most of my poems

are low on air

they carry little weight

and often are under-inflated

I wish I could be serious

and write a serious poem

but seriously all my poems

have a tendency to go flat

they are worn out and bald

and ready for the salvage yard

I hope you can limp into a poem station

and pump up this poem

before it leaves you literally stranded

in the meantime this poem will have to do

a spare poem in your trunk of poems

it is not full size

and has a slow leak

but will get you by

until you get a better poem

to ride on.


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J.D. Bardo

Sun 25th Oct 2020 06:53

I feel this way about most of my work.
when I read you pro`s I feel like a jerk.
as poets go, beneath you I lurk.
dreams of writing a good one, gives me a perk.

the maple leaf, cures the grief.
about my rhymes, you may ask, where is the beef?
and they sound like the Dr. (so call me a thief),

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