Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An Illiterate Criticism of Identity Politics

I, a hyphenated Italian,
will claim Shakespeare
descended the long
staircase, to write
our empiric wrongs.

It's all there in the plays,
if you've a keen enough eye
to catch these things,
and his name has cachet,
while mine needs
a laureled bling.

The Day 20 NaPoWriMo prompt from ReadWritePoem is a hero poem. I took this in a slightly different direction than full-on idol worship, but I do have much fondness for the Bard. This is the second straight day with a Shakespeare reference, maybe that's because his birthday is coming up.
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