Best Poem of M.L. Emmett

Dark Days Don'T Need Verbs
Dark days don't need verbs
no doing, thinking action days
no being beyond the room, the bed
the dead edge of damage.

Imperative exclaimed!
no jump to attention response
no buck up buddy or pulling
yourself together.

Not on the dark days,
hugga mugga, meddlesome days
shilly . . .
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Waterloo Sunset
Turner sun
blotched orange
and slid
like life
into the cold, cold
hollow of black steel
twilight . . .
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