Stopped Completely Before He Turned 21


mind the silence.

He’s a genius, a
restless soul who still
astonishes the (m)asses
with significant ar(t)dent

makes the heart
grow fonder,
more solidly there
(with dark brown hair.)

Never mind
the immediate amp
-(m)utation of his
muse, the explosion
of surrealism in his goatee.

His conscience
has been scientifically

Caution when opening
the universe, y’all.


(Continents may have



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2 Responses to Stopped Completely Before He Turned 21

  1. Shawna says:

    I love this!!!

    He died when he was in his thirties, but he did his poetry writing as a child and teen. That’s what “stopped at 21” means.

    I can’t believe I’ve never thought of this:
    makes the heart
    grow fo(u)nder” … You make me giddy, girl. (Ooh, “giddy girl” wants to be a poem title.)

    Now I’m thinking of this.

  2. ihatepoetry says:

    “Absinthe…” that was just inspired! Loved.

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