Posted in Poem, Poetry

Nails In A Coffin

My dick is larger
than the small press
and that’s not
saying much
since my shoe size
deceives me

Being fiercely devoted
to a dying art form
flooded with mediocrity
has labeled me a pessimist
and fueled my contempt

For those who claim
to be poetic
as they orchestrate
mundane thoughts
into three stanzas
the meaning of art
has lost all standards
you’re personally
responsible for the
death blow of a genre

I no longer know
why I’m still here
when anything passes
as creative expression

What I do know is this
it’s no wonder why
more people have
knitted a basket
in the past decade
than wasted their time
when the nails are
already in the coffin

© Michael Marrotti

My chapbook is available here:

Posted in Poem, Poetry

Buried And Forgotten

This breeding ground
of resentment
has grown in width
to contain the decay
of social relations

Another verb
as fast as a bullet
another noun
as sharp as a clever
conversations
that should have
never been spoken
the disruption of vibes
a tidal wave of emotion

This chapter
it haunts me
all I want
is to get even
the short end
of the stick
is placed
within my palm

No compromise
in hatred
I’m steadfast
in my beliefs
scorned for my
standards

It may be
in the news
but decency is
minding your
own business
the good times
of the past are
buried and forgotten

© Michael Marrotti

My chapbook is available here:

Posted in Poem, Poetry

Infertile Ground

I knew she was
a cunt, a bitch
a sexy asshole

I had a premonition
of an occupied
bathroom
wilted roses and
bloody toilet paper

A feeling in my pants
that had to be let out

We went down
that turbulent road
all the way down
until the zipper broke

We made love
which turned
into hate
we spent wasted time
on infertile grounds
felicity was uninvited

The only fond memories
I have retained
from all this grief
and perpetual sorrow
is the sound
of your giggles
after I let you have it

You always thought
it was hilarious
when I made you
bleed from your
delicate asshole

© Michael Marrotti

My chapbook is available here: https://www.amazon.com/F-D-Approved-Poetry-Michael-Marrotti/dp/153907577X