Poem (IX)

 

For whom do we write?

 

We write for bookstores,

Libraries, journals,

And street vendors who resemble

The painters from the eighties.

 

Also, we write for the big databases,

Online book retailers,

Blogs, portals, statistics,

Not to forget social networks.

 

We write for everybody and nobody,

To increase our visibility,

And redeem ourselves in the eyes

Of the so-called public.

 

We would write for readers as well

If they were not too busy

Writing on their own.

Poem (VI)

 

Money makes money

Careers are being built

And professes are collecting tenure credit

Just like the bees honey

 

Type in ‘I love you’ then send

Just like you insert the coin

Into the grand vending machine which knows to offer

“The Greatest Love Poems of All Time”

And where to find

Cheap luxurious bouquets downtown.