How many poets does it take to change a light bulb?
I like the ambush in a poem. I'm not keen on polemical poems. This poem takes an observation of a child/father interaction and delivers an extinction message. The title could have been more subtle, the label is the opposite of an ambush, and I may not have read the poem if I hadn't been checking-out the poet. It is called Greenhouse Denial by Mandy Haggith:
Tired of those ancient myths? Well, there's always pop cultureanyone can wear the mask..... but you can take it off
Of course, there is more than one mask theme playing out here.
These lines are from a poem by Deborah Ketai called Sanitized for Your Protection:the holes in the carpet where love
wiped the dirt off its feet, the closet
door I leave open so that
my clothes don't get scared
I like a poem with ambition, that rolls the dice on imagery, and though the ending falls flat, the journey is enough.