“The Silent Interviews” and “False Emphasis In The Eradication Of”

Hello everyone! Recently, I (Matt) received an email from a poet named Colin James. He asked if I would be interested in posting a few of his poems on the site, since they have elements of both religion and pop culture in them. I said yes, although I did ask him to provide some commentary with them.
As our discussion went on, I realized that asking poets to give “commentary” may defeat the aesthetic purpose of poetry (I’ve always been more of a prose person).
Please take a read and let me know what you think in the comments section below. Also, check out the link to Colin’s books. Enjoy!
THE SILENT INTERVIEWS
             Welcome back
             to part two
             of our interview
             with Oprah Winfrey.
             Oprah, thanks again
             for not being here.
             Let us begin.
             That concludes
             our interview. Join
             us next week when
             our guest will be
             Gabby Hayes,
             a blood relative of
             the Greek god
             Harpocrates.
             Until then, shhh…. 

FALSE EMPHASIS IN THE ERADICATION OF

The Hollywood Sign’s location
is now available on GPS.
I was getting closer since that mishap
of emotion in the Grand Canyon.
Personally, I am opposed to erosion.
Pornographically is an adverb
used before everything yet
is evasive in its description.
But where was the Hollywood Sign?
Lost, I knocked on the door
of a colorfully painted cabana.
The person who answered proselytized
and had excellent posture.

 

Colin James has a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from
Sagging Meniscus Press. He lives in Massachusetts………..direct link to SMP titles
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