Poetry by JD DeHart

We Killed the Book Together

Poor pages have been torn
by our machine of critique

rendered useless and void
by murderous voices
gathered around a conference
table, fluttering through

planning their poison words,
perched at each falling line.


Let’s see that
movement again
and listen once more
to a crescendo of voices
bringing us to seated motion
see how we jump from our seat
hear us as we join the swift cacophony
as if struck by creative lightning
as if we are made living new
as if we are stepping again
crackling and sparking
laughing and being
recovering self.

The Is Is

Beginning of being
reference to self or

Setting up a comparison
linking thoughts
to create a balance
of wily syntax

A great linguistic
equals sign.

JD DeHart is the author of The Truth About Snails, a chapbook.  His blog is jddehart.blogspot.com and he is a staff writer for Verse-Virtual.

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