"desperate for poetry"
Desperate for poetry citizens jog at dawn
barking for poetry bright as a dog at dawn
pining for poetry see how they squander fortunes!
mining for poems in Philly or Prague at dawn
diving from corporate ladders in suicide pacts
landing in clusters like Gog & Magog at dawn
woozy with language heady with fine semantics
slumbering sauced in poesy's grog at dawn
passing their evenings heeding Parisian chanson
they blearily forage through Frisco fog at dawn
hitch-hikers scouring Europe or Asia scribble
dispatches emailed as "poem-in-prog at dawn"
somewhere in Ladakh a poet awakes & types!
another emerges in Beijing smog at dawn
urban poets congeal amid parks & alleys
rustics running the rapids clog at dawn
one in Morocco is pondering rune & quibla
one through the Kerala forest must slog at dawn
hearkening bulbul & koel by hour & season
halted by cricket in evening & frog at dawn
crashing in tent or verandah crazed for syntax
piling up verses like Lincoln logs at dawn
Raphael's stunned in the midst of this plangent mayhem
posting anon to his poetry blog at dawn