Poetry …

Should be immoral
Rude and offensive
Impolite for the joy of it
Saying the wrong thing

Unfit for children
And unworthy of grownups
Be on the side of the angels
Fallen from heaven

Poetry should be
Scandalous and innocent
Naive and streetwise
Beyond its years

Ridiculous and awesome
Obscene and tender
Be outrageous
Strange and beautiful

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at taylor.jon440@gmail.com. Read other articles by Jon.