These select poems discover the ability to say what you want without saying it at all.

To be clear means opening yourself up to judgment. The willfully obscure poem is a hiding place where the poet can elude the reader and thus make appraisal impossible, irrelevant – a bourgeois intrusion upon the poem.

Billy Collins


This poem talks of the 1% rule over the majority. They use illegal means to gain what they want. While they gain we lose, but then again when the shoe fits the other foot…

Justification of a Poor Man

This poem relates to the Second Coming.

Society’s Showdown With the Fired Up Few

This poem relates to the Second Coming as well.

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