May’s Second Saturday Open Mic Poetry Reading
Portland Brew East
1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
Sign-up at 5:30
Reading starts at 6:00
May Feature Honest Lewis
Here is a poem by Lewis:
T-Rex Poem 1.
This is a book of dinosaur poems.
Not every one of these poems will be about
The Tyrannosaurus Rex,
and yet there will be a lot of
So don’t worry.
You will get your fix of T-Rex.
Also, mentioned will be Velociraptors,
As well as some stuff you haven’t heard of
So I look smart.
In that it references not only T-Rexes
But both the authors and the readers desires
for poetry about the Tyrannosaurus Rex
This T-Rex poem is aware of its own existence
And references itself
As a T-Rex poem –
Which makes it a T-rex meta-poem.
If you read this aloud at a yell
It would be a T-rex meta-slam-poem.
That this T-rex meta-slam-poem exists in
Awareness of its shouted self-referencing is a built in
It claims its place in
the post-modern tradition.
But this post-modern T-Rex meta-slam poem knows
That by claiming its place in the post-modern tradition
it proves itself to be more post-post-modern or hypermodern
or whatever term they will use to describe this work
and works like it
in some unknown number of years.
When it comes time to categorize it,
And stash it somewhere,
Along some time-line
And what not.
Right now there is an asteroid out there with your
name on it
And if you are lucky enough
To find yourself well-preserved
There is a
A museum as well.