Monthly Archives: January 2005

‘Talent’

The shower wrote this one this morning and it told me to write it down. I think the shower is picking on me, but I’m not sure.

‘Talent’

I am
a no-talent bum and I
break every decent rule of
poetry
when I feel like it and
I don’t have anything original to say
anyway
do I?

I mean, Allen and Jack and
Buk and
Corso and Creeley
have already said everything worth
saying
haven’t they?

I am a third-generation
third-rate
Beat wannabe
who somehow feels that his words
are worth preserving
but they’re all just so much nonsense and
tripe
aren’t they?

who needs talent
anyhow
any monkey with a computer can get
published now
even if they don’t have anything
interesting
to say