Hath September | Day 11 | Mr. Zero Visits The RNC | Cornelius Eady

September 11, 2012

Mr. Zero Visits The RNC

 

Back by popular demand!

Noose-fury, bullet fists,

Peanut heckled.

 

Sit, the old man says.

Sure, I’m way older than he is.

Sure, I know what he’s going to say

Before he says it.

 

So it’s a vast hall, this time,

And I’m almost here, at least

I’m not a faceless rogue,

Some lower-than average

Baby killer.

 

I’m here to answer a question:

Mr. Big Stuff,

Who do you think you are?

I’m not here to answer a question.

I never bring out the best

In a crowd,

 

But let me say; the man

Sitting in this chair, in this hot

White space is not

A president.

 

Is not going to.

Is. not.

 

 

-Cornelius Eady

 

 

Cornelius Eady is Professor of English and Theatre

and the Miller Family Chair at the University of

Missouri-Columbia and co-founder of Cave Canem.

A limited edition  2 CD chapbook of music,

BOOK OF HOOKS is forthcoming in March, 2013

from Kattywompus Press.

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2 Responses to “Hath September | Day 11 | Mr. Zero Visits The RNC | Cornelius Eady”

  1. margob1 Says:

    Wow. And this poem — IS–. IS. Hot.


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