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"the sun rules!
the wind is right!
and i am so happy!
i am so happy!
i just want to finish
this little poem,
so i can just scream!"

i sat back in my chair,
i smelled prozac in the air.
i sipped at my coffee,
swished the bitter culture
around on my tongue
before swallowing it down.
i thought about how
i've never been taught
to appreciate a good poem.
one that makes me happy,
because it is nothing more
than sillystupidhappy.
it demands a smile as i try
and pedal my poetic grief.
is it a matter of culture?
is it the matter with me?
why am i afraid of writing
happy poetry?




About the Author (click here) © 1997 Dan Knestaut, all rights reserved
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Author Notes

           "Carla's poem" previously appeared in the print publication Lighter Than Water. This piece is open to criticism, and it would be gratefully received: poem11@hotmail.com.

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