By Dustin Junkert
A Monstrous World
purpose of poetry is to remind us
image of the poet as a house of demons.
house of ghosts and demons
ghost demands an exorcism.
take this seriously, the haunting of angels.
if everything in the world were a misunderstanding,
is all God’s angels laughing at us.
devil was the first to see God in all His glory.
devil said goodbye to God, Eve said
babies are trying to cry when we show them
prefer to be laughed at.
is this person I’m haunting
Other minds left ajar, like doors.
Dustin Junkert started writing to impress girls. Most girls aren’t all that impressed by writing, he has found. But here’s hoping. The resident of Portland, OR, recently won an essay contest in the New York Times, and had poems published in The Journal, South Carolina Review, the minnesota review, Georgetown Review, Danse Macabre and Euphony.