2020 American Place Poems

A “song” is more than a title

So you wrote a poem
And you called it a song
Only counts if you can sing it
Let’s hum along

But if it’s just a poem
Then leave it as you wrote
For I don’t need your melody
To stick in my parched throat

Yet if ye be a singer
Then sing your hearts content
I like to Rage and Hammer on
And scream and bang my head.

By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.

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