burlap sacks and poetry

the poets
create prizes
win awards
one another
and it all seems
valid as
first place ribbon
for the 3-legged race
or the one where
you jump to
the finish line
in a potato sack

Rob Plath, contrary to popular belief, is not yet under the jurisdiction of the worms. His latest book of poems Batter the Keyboard Like a Raptor Is Behind Yr Back is available from Laughing Ronin Press. See more of his work at: www.robplath.com. Read other articles by Rob.