This is just poetry. It won't save you, but it may locate you so that a rescue party can be sent out. — Dean Blehert

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Not a Penny for my Thoughts

In the good old days most poets
were consigned to oblivion. These days
even oblivion won't take poets
on consignment.

[Note: Most of you probably know that when a bookstore agrees to carry an author's book in stock, that book is said to have been "taken on consignment". Bookstores (especially the large chain stores) are usually reluctant to carry poetry books by living writers who aren't famous. But only because bookstore customers are reluctant to buy them. I can understand that. Who could possibly afford poetry? That's why I usually give it away.]

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