Fake of Art
by Aldo Green

Talking with this woman
One night about
Poetry and writing
She was published
Poor and hungry
Happy to have the ability
To have her work
In some trashy magazine
I told her
I couldn't compromise
It wouldn't be right
Almost a sin
She told me
You had to cheat
To win
I took a step back
I felt kind of sick
Deceiving a reader
For cash in hand
Is called a rip off, a shame
A waste of good ink
After awhile
She went away
So did my respect

Thanks for the contribution, Aldo.

Editor's note: KotaPress in no way endorses the idea that writers who actually get paid for their hard work are ripping people off. A book sale is all part of the business of your art. :)



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