My
Pretend
Poems™

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
John Ashbery
If you've read any of my high school journal, you know that I've been a pretend poet™ for a very long time. Every now and then I read something in class and somebody (for whatever reason) says, "You oughta publish that." Well, this is about as published as they're going to get. I haven't bothered to register the copyright. If you steal them and try to pass them off as your own, you'll just have to live with your crummy self - you jerk. But it's always better to write your own. They're in there somewhere. Just listen. They want out.

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The Author

The Bestiary

New Art

Class Begins

Your Nature Poem

Another Dance

5.4.96

A Letter

Two Prose Poems

Agnes Bannon

Frightened into Poetry

Common Sense

Backyard Photography

Gray Garden

Shoe

This Morning

Injustice

Two Minute Poems

Once in the West

Sure

For the European Poets

So Many Days and Nights

Balance

A Sound

Box

A Poem

Squinting

I Got This

Heaven

What Went On and On

Some Definition

Estelle

Zoology

A Teacher Can See

Unless

The Song of the Cave

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