“Poem for a Reputable Lit Mag,” by Megan Roth

Feb 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Poetry

A thin letter from the Likely Review sits in my mailbox.

I will use my scythe to exhume the letter from its holder.

In the mailbox, the envelope dozes atop a coupon

From Bed Bath and Beyond, a material image of sorts.

Above, the clouds are clouding around me.

This draws up existential questions, and

The smell of my mother’s lemon cake,

A glowing ember of youth; and finally the shock word:

I shut the mailbox and proceed to

Pull from my coat pocket, a bazooka.


Megan Roth is finding it hard. www.mrothillustration.com

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