Poor Poet

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Ken Squires

What readers don't seem to know is us poets go broke over this shit.
It doesn't pay the bills
Yet we try to tell our stories
Subsituting our income
In hopes of our books hit it and bring in some.

Most poets just drop one or two books
Then they stick to blogs
Since that's the only way we feel we can get noticed
Hopes of getting things noticed

Yet we don't know if blogs are the way to do it
After a while most of our attempts turn around and say screw it.

The poor poet has his pockets empty
So empty that they fucking echo when he walks
People look at us funny like we're talking to ourselves
Which maybe the case as we try and put things together

Most poets just drop one or two books
Then they stick to blogs
Since that's the only way we feel we can get noticed
Hopes of getting things noticed

Next time you come across a poet you like
Float him a few dollars
I'm sure they got a way of donating
They will be ever so greatful
Even if it's just enough to buy them a coffee.

Ken

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