Concrete Word

Published April 30, 2013 by kdorholt

I replaced words in Rae Armantrout’s poem “Thing.” First  your will find his poem, in case you’re not familiar with it. Then comes my substitution poem.

 

Thing
by Rae Armantrout
We love our cat
for her self
regard is assiduous
and bland,

for she sits in the small
patch of sun on our rug
and licks her claws
from all angles

and it is far
superior
to “balanced reporting”

though, of course,
it is also
the very same thing.

Concrete Word

 
They hate your dog
for his “other”
distain is lackadaisical
and luscious

for he stands in the large
meadow of shade off your lawn
and devours his fingers
with no linear lines

and it is near
inferior
to “Fox News”

though, of course,
it is also
the very same difference.

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