The nice poet

As a poet

I’m supposed to be nice

and rhyme the rimes

and shapes the lines

into neat systems

of sound and thought.


And even if

it is shit,

it has to be the

best damn shit

that I can write.


Then if it is,

I will be praised

and all of heaven

will sing and shout

that this great poet

of a thousand verses

finally got his finger out.