5/21/11

Caveat



Caveat (for reading a poem at a spoken word event)

Warning:
     I am going to read a poem. It may be metered at times.

Warning:
     It is not in first person. You is.

Warning:
     It may be too masculine for some of you.

Warning:
     It is not pc, why would it be?

Warning:
     It may be too feminine for some of you.

Warning:
     It may be offensive at times
     Remember
     These are just x's and lines.

Warning:
     There is nothing poetic about pc, Pussy Cat.

Warning:
     I am offended too.

Warning:
     I am not mad at anyone. Thanks for letting me read anyway.

Warning:
     Is it spoken word, or 'broken word?'

Warning:
     There is no chip on my shoulder, Chip.

Warning:
     There is, however, a chip in my head.
     Say 'hello' Chip.
     "Hello."

Warning:
     Is it spoken word, or 'broken girl?'

Warning:
     Poetry as therapy
     Is mental midgetry.

Warning:
     Was that an off rhyme, or an offending rhyme?

Warning:
     Everything rhymes with everything.

Warning:
     Boys get broken too. (boo hoo hoo).

Warning:
     Rimbaud's line was: "I is an other,"
     Not "I against other."

Warning:
     Poetry is not therapy.
     Therapy is therapy.

Warning:
     Who speaks more clearly:
     Gertrude or Franken Stein?

Warning:
     White guilt, Black power.
     Can't we all just take a shower?

Warning:
     Perhaps I'm a midget
     and I just don't know it.

2 comments:

Tyler Beaman said...

This just made my day. Sorry I couldn't make it to the reading.

pastelgothic said...

thomas i love this. i think we had a conversation about this reading the following day. you midget.