Five Poems in Five Days #2:

 

I still have one more day to finish four poems! Here is the second!

 

lack of armpit hair

pragmatist scoring big in the
black of life’s youth ledger,
I saw no dividend in
dignity:

what loss to
form,
function! social
niceties impede
discovery.
fairness trumps

heart. dignity
undignified:green
lawns, office shoulder
pads.

being is in doing:
no geniuses except makers of
things of genius.

somehow, the walk towards the
easel became the art.
crooked gait? artistry!

if essence can’t contain
sly pride, courageous shuffle,
energetic exhaustion,
I might never even have

existed.

 

-D. M. Collins

D. M. Collins

D. M. Collins is a journalist and writer based in Los Angeles.

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