a tease of (un)fettered, van gogh’s other ear

i will
never
make truly beautiful art

women
won’t
sigh
their hearts
won’t skip
a beat
their
breath catch
in their throats
at my words

i’ll never be
matisse
rembrandt
whitman
braugtigan
neruda
or
bukowski

my name
will
never be uttered
in hushed tones

but still i write

destined
to be
forgotten

van gogh’s other ear
would
have understood
my
feelings

coming in a few months from Potter’s Grove Press,

(un)fettered, a collection of poetry by m ennenbach

11 thoughts on “a tease of (un)fettered, van gogh’s other ear

  1. I mean that’s just not true but either way, famous doesn’t mean masterful. For every van gogh there was probably a few unknowns who could paint circles around him AND who never decided that cutting off their ear seemed like a good idea at the time.

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    1. man. I truly identify with Vinnie. I’ve been in the pits of just weight layered over me. the need to lash out, to make it real. and he didn’t have YouTube and Facebook. No distractions but a new vivid style and no confidence. Of track. Thanks Harley. I cannot imagine any that could paint circles around him though. Nope. Like outwriting Hank or outplaying the Devil. Can’t be done.

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