Here's another one for you from xconnect: writers of the information age vol. 6. Pick up a copy of this book; there is such a great variey of poetry in there.
This one is on page 17, and is written by Jenny Brown:
ON BEING TOLD TO GET MORE EXPOSURE
Why not iron your dream
on a T-Shirt
or wrap your face
round a mug that steams, be seen
Remember the big history book
with a picture of Alexis St. Martin,
the flap of his stomach lifted
by Doc Beaumont to show
how he digested the latest news
and his wife's potatoes.
Now I have a new recipe
I want to try but I need
a spring-form pan, I need
to remove the sides
of my own life, get a little
more visibility. I am whispering
my plan to the man sitting
next to me, but his ears
Stanley Kunitz states that one should end a poem with an image "and not explain it." Browne does exactly this. What is the power in using this technique? What do you think is the significance of a listener with pierced ears?