Parallel Universe

Robert_bio_photo_1___version_3__1_by Robert L. Ferrier18 Sep 2014

Erased art lives in a shadow world
cut stanzas of first draft poems
digital photos deleted

like that shot of the goose at the pond
leg tumor forcing a looping gate
loser in the race for thrown bread

or our ill conceived e-mails at midnight
flawed judgments consigned to nether worlds
excised at the speed of light.

Yet these rejections reconvene
a caucus of radical delegates
to a conference of unelected

freak art


into a Joseph’s robe of many colors
more felt than heard or seen.