Sonnet: Poetry

Jcorelis3by Jon Corelis13 Oct 2013

Poetry seduces the truth with lies.
Poetry tastes like silvery moonlight wine.
Poetry’s losses give you extra tries.
Poetry’s the ultimate pickup line.
Poetry colorizes your old life.
Poetry plays eternity for a sucker.
Poetry explains where you were to your wife.
Poetry’s a jive-ass motherfucker.
Poetry laughs while you’re out there mowing the lawn.
Poetry tosses a ruby into your grave.
Poetry’s what’s left when the poet’s gone.
Poetry makes it easier to be brave.
Poetry molds roses out of breath.
Poetry is an argument with death.