August 22, 2007

Hump Day Poetry: Demetria Martínez

Posted in Poetry at 7:29 pm by The Lizard Queen

(I’m so sorry I missed last week!)

Rules of Engagement

Today I was told that the words
War is bad
Make for
Bad poetry.
OK.
Then consider
This poem
Dispensable,
Depleted
As uranium,
A poor poem,
A colored poem,
Drafted,
But not finished,
Out on a missing
Limb.
Nothing
But a little ink
Shed in the killing
Fields of the university
Writing workshops.

—Demetria Martínez, 2002

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