Let’s Make a Deal
When Miss Bookbinder & Mr. Allstar got married,
they made a gentleman’s agreement:
She would never have to go to a football game with him
& he would never have to go to a poetry reading with her.
However, the joke was on her
because poetry readings were elsewhere & commercial-free,
while the fuss over the pigskin could be piped in,
& run into overtime from numerous pauses & replays.
2018 April PAD Challenge: Day 10
In their notebooks,
was their Word—
their streams of
with their voice.
The Poetry Chapel
on the tables,
where the mass baptism
of brains thirsty
for the communion
of secular verse
came to get drunk.
They were creators
as well as consumers;
and poet were