“What is This Poem?” The Poet Asked

This poem is a fireworks fiesta

This poem is a rainbow-colored Rorschach Test

This poem is a Saturday morning cartoon

This poem is a beats-heavy Ke$ha song

This poem is a snazzy time machine

This poem is a snubbed-out Hanukkah candelabrum

This poem is a fruity-flavored bubblegum

This poem is a destructive tidal wave

This poem is a Mars-sized jawbreaker

This poem is a burnt piece of toast

This poem is not really a poem at all

This poem makes no sense

This poem is not a haiku

This poem is a cake is a lie


About Derek Berry

Derek Berry is a novelist and spoken word poet. Derek is the author of Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA Publishing, 2016). He co-founded and organizes The Unspoken Word, a literary non-profit based out of Charleston, SC, which provides an intendent home for the poetic arts through regular readings, workshops, and community fundraisers. He is on the Executive Board of the Charleston Poetry Festival, the inaugural production of which will be Fall 2017. His work has appeared in The Southern Tablet, Cattywampus, Charleston Currents, Illuminations, RiverSedge, and other journals.He has performed in venues across the United States and Germany. He has worked as a photographer’s assistant, busboy, and bookseller. He currently works at a curation facility for Cold War History.

Posted on February 3, 2012, in Blogging, Poems, Poetry, writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for sharing this post. Very nice job. Writing can be very relaxing.

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