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

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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 debut novel is the postapocalyptic science fiction story, The Dogs Don’t Bark in Brooklyn Any More, published by Dagda Publishing in 2013. His poetry, prose and photography have been featured throughout 35 print or online publications in the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, Australia and India. Eric’s writing was selected for nine anthologies and one chapbook between 2013 and 2020, by Dagda Publishing, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, Down in the Dirt and Newington Blue Press. His poems and flash fiction were also published in mini-book format in 2017 by Poems-for-All. 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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