“The Unsubscriber” by Bill Knott

by on 29/06/12 at 9:15 am

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Like all children, you were a de facto
Member of the Flat Earth Society,
Believing nothing but what you could see
Or touch or whatever sense led act to

Fruition: mudpies made summer beneath
A tree whose measured shade endowed decrees
Between light and dark: such hierarchies
Gave you implicit, a sophistic faith—

(Fallacious fellowship!)
Youth’s adherents
Ignore the fact that most factions reject
Their lyric league (which only fools have stayed

Striplings of) and none condone its nonsense:
No-one loves that vain solipsistic sect
You’d never join, whose dues you’ve always paid.


Ernest Hilbert

Ernest Hilbert is founder of E-Verse Radio.

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One Response to ““The Unsubscriber” by Bill Knott”

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    Chris Bullard

    Jun 29th, 2012

    Thank you for presenting this wonderful poem by Bill Knott. His work deserves to be published more often. He might bristle to be termed an “outsider” artist, but I’m sure that he would agree that it’s difficult to have your work read by the public when you’re not a part of the academic world.


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