For the good of the republic

Matthew Anthony Curtis

All poets have to be exiled” –The Laws by Plato
I find it marvelous
that poets
can pick a word from so many
and put it where, next to
other words,
it creates an idea that seems
to have always existed.
But that’s the problem.
It didn’t exist
and never will.
Poets lie.
We can’t celebrate this.
Break their pens and false wisdom.

Break their hands and send them away.