Poem of the Week: Dear Rage Warrior, by Jane Vincent Taylor

This week, we’re delighted to present a new poem by our friend Jane Vincent Taylor.

Dear Rage Warrior
Jane Vincent Taylor

No, I am not
an asshole. Like you,
I do have one
and I’m fine
with it, actually,
the way it keeps me going.
I am grateful
to God you
do not have a gun.
Sir, just ask
the path
be less narrow.
Move! you say.
Out of your way
is where I want to be,
believe me. I’m locking
this door to save
the good
air and my loved ones
any collateral damage.
Stop cursing.
You, with your wispy
hair on fire, beware
the wrought-up heart.
Go soak,
why don’t you,
in a spa and cool
your sitting spot.

Road Photo (1)
[Photo: Laurie Hollinger]

Published by cpoetrymsu

The Center for Poetry opened in the fall of 2007 to encourage the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry and to create an awareness of the place and power of poetry in our everyday lives. We think about this in a number of ways, including through readings, shows, community outreach, and workshops. We are at work building a poetry community at MSU and in the greater Lansing area. Contact: cpoetry@msu.edu (517) 884-1932 http://www.poetry.rcah.msu.edu

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