Shakespeare Is Dead
This tiny Tularosa library is a speck
in the literary universe
(and this kind of assertion is one the haggard,
Shakespeare-reading librarian loathes).
I am not a philosopher, even on weed.
I am not daydreaming
as I reach and stealthily slip
my own work of poems onto a shelf.
Everything is now exactly as it has been:
the librarian grossing out
every bibliophile child,
myself a speck of a speck
in this library circling
at a great speed
through the shifting universe.
KG Newman is currently the sports editor at the Alamogordo Daily News in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
A Denver native and graduate of Arizona State University, he's a baseball junkie,
part-time rapper and full-time lover of women in sun dresses. He has been published in
numerous literary journals, including Curbside Splendor, Lines+Stars, Blue Lake Review and
To read more of his work, visit kinggriffeypoetry.blogspot.com