This poem is not
for poets
it does not wait
in line
for workshop
by its peers
it has no fear
of critical disclaim
offence against
it has no name
will not compare
or contrast
does not need
to rhyme, rap or
does not give a damn
will not rework itself
before submission
cannot be put
on hold
for the editor’s final
this poem is not for poets
this poem is yours.

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