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Sabrina Orah Mark on the prose poem – via Black Warrior Review

 

I wish some bully in a playground would ask me, “if you love the prose poem so much why don’t you marry it?”  And I would say, “but I have married the prose poem.”  I would say, “He is the most handsome man in the world.  And he is wise, and kind, and good, and he treats me like a queen.”  I would say, “If I could I would marry the prose poem every day for the rest of my life.”  And then my voice would get serious, and I would ask the bully if he knew up until about ten years ago it was illegal in this country for a white Jewish woman to marry a prose poem?  At this the bully would probably cry and try to run away, but I would catch him by the collar and tell him the prose poem and I now have a beautiful son.  I would show him photos of our beautiful son.  “He too,” I would say, “is a prose poem. He speaks to the shadows.”

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About Daniel Romo

Author of When Kerosene's Involved (Mojave River Press, 2014) and Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013). I'm partial to prose poems. Alliteration. And fragments.

4 responses »

  1. you should marry this poem.
    Or you already have, and the last line is your bastard child that you left Sabrina to raise all on her own. Shame on you!
    😉

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  2. … and why not! 🙂

    M
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    Marie Marshall
    author/poet/editor
    Scotland
    http://mairibheag.com
    http://kvennarad.wordpress.com

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