Don’t Call It a Comeback

April 12, 2013      James Hayes Nichols
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The saxes blew sickly

pollen notes that hit

the dusty air in dead


the rhymes were boozy

and uninspired

and when the poets

fell asleep they sweat

through the mattresses

like they were scared

but they weren’t scared

only bored and concerned

about being bored

because, being poets,

they weren’t supposed to be

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