Contemporary Poetry

a man
murders

a murdering man
leaves words about the women
who wouldn’t love him

a poeming man
takes the words
of a man
who murders,
conjugates & declines them,
videos & transcribes them

a vehicle for amity and compassion
seeks to answer that question
it uses every word
The aim
as he exited
the author condemns in the strongest terms
to rescue language from the perversion of language
an address
to, not an address from,

conflict saddens me so much these days
The Internet just kind of stinks.
Not trying to be coy,

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Italicized lines are from the Seth Abramson’s introduction to his “remix” of Elliot Rodger and tweets of his responding to the controversy that followed.

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