it’s doubtful that your poems will “raise one Lazarus from a grave / Metaphoric or literal.”


(poetry diary  215-3/24/17) waiting to find out what happens w/health care today. Did a search for poems about “health insurance” and found this ironic one, which for me in 2017 captures some of the tension many of today’s poets feel between wanting to help others via activism and wanting to write poetry. 

Progressive Health
Carl Dennis
We here at Progressive Health would like to thank you
For being one of the generous few who’ve promised
To bequeath your vital organs to whoever needs them.


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