29 Jan 2016 – Editors

“It might be better
if you kept it to yourself,
you honky smaet-ass!”
my Beloved said to me,
when I shared my opinion.

“If people listened –
really, really gave a damn –
they might just kill you,
leave your ass to rot in jail,
or even tear your tongue out!”

Not every poet
hits the happy hunting ground
with bones unbroken.
Editors the world still has
whose swords are their erasers!

“Be glad you’re small stuff!
Doves too small for hawks to see
live so much longer,
tend to eat three meal a day,
and die in bed while sleeping!”