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The Poet's Enema

Trying to write a poem
when there is none
is like trying to take a shit
when constipated.
In both cases,
the stuff is there alright,
but two things are needed:
A surefire method
of coaxing it out
(wine helps),
and more importantly,
a way to tell
one from the other.

© by Paul Hellweg

Gutter Eloquence Magazine ~ Issue #14 ~ March 2011    previous poem