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Ugly Poetry

Ugly Poetry

Today words are ugly

and poems that use

pretty words

disgust me

Trying for some transcendent

place by being

witty

and spewing the “ripples on the pond”

banality

Why not a poem filled

with ugly words?

dust or cancer or

clutter or

decay?

Even these are too

pretty

and it’s not enough

to just be angry

or hurt or

betrayed—

Words don’t always

have to inspire

or lift up

Poems don’t always

have to lilt

I want this one

to fall

flat

and get hurt

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