The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #791
(Week of 29 January, 2012)

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And now, a poem, seeded by something I overheard someone behind me say while enjoying a coffee in the ferry building in San Francisco.


She was oftentimes fictitious
On a private silver screen
Her furies and her itches
Script with white space in between

Dramatically managerial
Mostly awkward and contrived
Like the tired old material
From which she was derived

An underserved supporting cast
A flimsy leading role
Plot points forced in much too fast
A narrative full of holes

Reviewers killed the ticket sales
They called her unenlightening
And said the average fairy tale
Had more believable writing

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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