That Look

That poem I wrote
that you didn’t like
and I promised I would never read?
That is a promise
that I have kept.
It remains unheard
to this day
see, it is just so very good.

I recently reread
the work that dare not be heard
and was amazed at its wit and style
– despite all the personal digs
and the cruel & unusual intentions
and – well, maybe because of all that.
Shit was great!

I was wondering
if there was some way
that you might consider
reneging on your request?
I have been patient with you
and your needs
these last two weeks
but I really think
that the literati
would go crazy for that piece
and it might put me on the map.
It might even be enough
for them to finally issue me my license!

Think of me
and my needs.
Let me read it.
Let me show it.
Let me get somewhere
with the poem I have promised to never share.
If you allow
I’ll break my vow
and would be so very very appreciative

Thank you so much.
You won’t regret it.
It’s already Number Four on the charts.

About Jonathan Berger

I used to write quite a bit more.
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