You Call Yourself a Poet

So you call yourself a poet
And what makes you think
That you can flaunt that title?

Is it
‘Cos of those
Long words
Strung-along words
Seven-letter words
Plucked
From your thesaurus?

Or those concepts
You throw
That are equivalent
To a food-fight.

Those abstract concepts
That are concrete.
Or
Those concrete notions
That leave
Everyone confused.

Excuse me
But did you say
You’re a poet?

I know
You know
That I knew
You’ve got
No clue
About the Haiku
While Ballads
Cause maladies
And Sonnets
Lose you
So I tell you

Stick with free verse.

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