October 21, 2011

The Facebook Criterion by Ben Rasnic

I couldn’t wait
to post it,
being technically, I felt,
one of the best poems
I had ever published--

concise, vibrant imagery
emanating from stone fisted
verbs seamlessly orchestrating
movements of rhythm & sound
with polished gunmetal clarity;

carefully crafted passages
neatly aligned
as pieces on a chessboard,
strategically marching toward
the final stanza’s ultimate ironic twist--

only to watch it
languish, scrolling lower
and lower on the newsfeed page,

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