Fake Poets

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fake poets

spray word confetti

from mouths of blunt teeth

from brains filled with

something like television

that never turns off

fake poets

think and say their way 

inside bricks

get out again using tricks 

abstracted from mere mortar

fake poets

compete with hoddies

to win gravity sweepstakes

where no one’s survival

is considered worth

the overtime

fake poets

breathe air eat food

bleed excrete and polish 

verbal mirrors

until any random reader

can see a face

fake poets

fake it like this to entertain

put on this whole show

as a way to complain

and make enough room

in the trap to stand it

because those old fake poets

never die they just

weren’t really here

at all

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