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Poets at Thirty
by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers

Monday, August 20, 2007
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Poets at thirty learn to hide well
Under the cover of book stores,
Thirsty for a glimpse
Of those who might buy their work.

No one sees them,
Hesitant shadows behind Sandburg
As they count
                        and recount their books.
Wipe off the dust,
Check for a pulse
Then slip a few on display.

Reluctant to leave,
They are swept out the door
At closing time
Like unemployment lines,
Wondering how the rent is to be paid.

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Reviewed by Steve Joos 8/20/2007
How'd you like to be a poet at 52? I enjoyed this, espcially since I've published a book with and i'm having trouble getting people to notice it, read and review it.Hang in there.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/20/2007
I would imagine that trying to make a living as a poet these days would be akin to scratching diamonds out of hot blacktop with bare hands. You paint a picture here that touches the heart!
Blessings ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/20/2007
Nicely done. I guess that's why most "poets" become famous once they are long gone. Thank you, Jeffrey. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by D Johnson 8/20/2007
Jeffrey, it that's what it takes to sell a book, I can't wait 'till I'm 30. Nice write.


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