Issue
 #22 

July
2012


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a poem by Newamba Flamingo

True Love

one million poets
are scribbling stanzas into notebooks
at this very second

one million authors
are punching keys
completing chapters
computer screens burning their eyes

one million teachers
wish they could solve ADD
stomp on cell phones
and make their students
jump up onto desks
screaming "oh captain, my captain!"

But

299 million
are putting their deepest thoughts
into 140 characters or less

And

299 million
are laughing
at talking baby
television commercials
and googling celebrity gossip

And

299 million
would require
the threat of a firing squad
to visit a library

So why does the one million bother?

The answer shouldn't surprise you.

© by Newamba Flamingo
 
Gutter Eloquence Magazine ~ Issue #22 ~ July 2012