The day has arrived! My wonderful readers, I know some of you are poets too. As writers, we want to share our creations with the world...but sometimes the world gets sticky fingers. As I am the only practicing lawyer who is simultaneously a performing slam poet that I know, I want to do what I can to help out my community in the ways only I can, and what I can do and want to do is protect your chapbooks from plagiarism!
Visit my newest website for more information on how this all works, you lovely, sensible poets.
[I'm slightly distracted today, because I've also been working on what is, perhaps, the cutest poem I've ever written. It's a companion-piece to a poem called "Enemy-Love" that I wrote about 7 years ago so it cannot be 30/30'd, plus I have grander plans for it. It makes me very happy. But you should still enjoy today's poem as if nothing ever happened.]
Who says law can't be poetry?
The structure of The System
can be a lattice like a stanza;
a climbing tower
for roses to climb.
Both law and poetry
claw with those thorns.
Both are in the business of devastation & remediation;
law seeks to make you whole,
and poetry struggles to make you real,
contemplate the quixotic grail
of an easy, higher truth.