Contagion is A Despot Poet, poem by Eric Robert Nolan at Spillwords.com

Contagion is A Despot Poet

Contagion is A Despot Poet

written by: Eric Robert Nolan

@ericrnolan1

 

Contagion is a despot poet. It
releases fatal verses from its throne.
Its alabaster palm will lean to sow
what words will wind within their binding strictures

each arriving low, in permanent cursive,
at the many nadirs of pages — each
to immutable conclusion,
to shared, indelible metaphor:

dirges upon April mornings
eulogies at afternoon
rimes to loss at rayless night, as stars,
so slowly overflying a singing, dim landscape of endowed poetry,

are indistinct, indifferent.

Eric Robert Nolan

Eric Robert Nolan

Eric Robert Nolan’s poetry, prose and photography have been featured throughout 36 print or online publications in the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, Australia and India. His writing was also selected for nine anthologies and two chapbooks between 2013 and 2021, by Dagda Publishing, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, Down in the Dirt and Newington Blue Press. Eric’s poems and flash fiction were also published in mini-book format in 2017 by Poems-for-All. His debut novel is the postapocalyptic science fiction story, "The Dogs Don’t Bark in Brooklyn Any More", published by Dagda Publishing in 2013. He was a nominee for the Sundress Publications 2018 Best of the Net Anthology, and Every Writer's Resource named his poem "The Writer" as one of EWR's Best of 2019. Eric is a past editor for the dystopian arts and literature journal, The Bees Are Dead.
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