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Richard LeDue: A Not-So Brilliant Poem

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Art by Cindy Rosmus 2022

A Not-So Brilliant Poem

 

by Richard LeDue

 

 

Fame is a fart

we should be too polite

to acknowledge—

it is a stench disguised as Miss America,

trying to fool nostrils

into believing they can blink,

but being average is the real rose:

the most glorious blooming

we sell too cheap

just to wither in a vase that cost more

than this poem ever will.

 

 

 

Richard LeDue (he/him) currently lives in Norway House, Manitoba. He has been published in various places online and in print and is a Best of the Net nominee. His first chapbook was released in 2020, and a second and third chapbook in 2021. As well, his fourth chapbook, People More Famous Than Me, was published in early 2022 from Alien Buddha Press.






Cindy Rosmus is a Jersey girl who looks like a Mob Wife & talks like Anybody’s from West Side Story. She works out 5-6 days a week, so needs no excuse to drink or do whatever the hell she wants She’s been published in the usual places, such as Shotgun Honey, Hardboiled, A Twist of Noir, Megazine, Beat to a Pulp, Out of the Gutter, Mysterical-E, and Twisted Sister. She is the editor/art director of the ezine, Yellow Mama. She’s a Gemini, a Christian, and an animal rights activist. She has recently been branching out into photo illustration, under the guidance and mentoring of Ann Marie Rhiel.





In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2022