Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rejection, And Other Poems

     Today my application to the MA program for Creative Writing in Poetry at Northern Arizona University was rejected. A bit despondent to say the least, I am resolved to publish my poems here instead of exposing them to academic scrutiny. Like them or not, here they come.

Having killed my gods

My mind is stunned
to see I am alone
walking sleepless

I'd hitch a thousand miles
to find one who feels this
a companion in the great erosion
of the past into the future

a fine and beautiful lot
the friendships I've bought and sold
left for dead or killed outright
to appease my cowardice

how befitting this loneliness
a worry to none but me
silently sulking



del said...

Sorry to hear about your application being rejected, Eugene.

I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. Their loss is our gain, I guess.

Eugene Brosseau said...

Thanks for the kind words, Del. Enjoy the holiday break!