2023 Ars Poetica Poems

Broken Token

When your mind is broken
What remains…a token
Of your soul fading
As all you care about is ratings!

Are you approved?
……..Are you even liked?
By these people who all judge you
For not meeting expectations
In your like…in your art
In your fervid contemplations
whose flame bursts
to consume in annihilation
And withers
in recognition
of all
the (others)
who called

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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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