It’s Official. Poets & Writers

It’s Official.

After many years of publishing, writing and creating groups and poetry spoken-word events such as Albany Poets, Vox, The School of Night, The Albany WordFest, The Troy Poetry Mission and many others I’ve finally been honored with my listing in Poets & Writers.

Thank you.

Poets & Writers R.M. Engelhardt

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FINDING RELIGION

FINDING RELIGION
On the bus
Coming home
From work
I’m on my phone
Looking for a
WiFi signal
None available
No connection
Then
Suddenly I
Find “GOD”
But his connection
Is weak and
I’m not allowed
To use or sign on
To his network
Which upsets
Me just a little bit
But I don’t think
It was him
Because
No one on
The bus had
Sandals or a
Beard
In January

~ R.M.E. 2019©

When one word took different meaning in Sh4.8m tax dispute -R.M. Engelhardt Quoted In Kenya

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MECHANISM

MECHANISM
To summon
All voices

Magicks
The poem

An incantation

A spell

Whispering
Into the void

The silence

Made form
Made flesh

The dreams
Of man

Temporal
Corporal

From
Mind
Body
Soul

The universal
Thread

A mechanism
A transmission

From
The beginning

To
The end

 

 

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Nostalgia Act

NOSTALGIA ACT

Aren’t you that
Poet who was famous
Once?

That poet
Who lived
Downtown
That wore
That old leather
Jacket & who
Was kinda like
A punk rock vampire
Lord Byron meets
Edgar Allan Poe
Guy?

I really liked
That poem you
Wrote the young millennial
Girl says
It was totally awesome
My mom has the book

Thank you

Which one?

I inquire

You know
That one about
Dying without her
Love & sadness
Loss & self
Destruction

That one

Y’know

“Come As You Are”

I smile
Take a sip of my
Coffee, excuse myself
From the room

 

~ R.M. Engelhardt/19

 

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On The Plans of Mice Not Men

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THE PLANS OF MICE AND MEN

What small minds & small hands you have in common.
Like penises. Like bombs.
The need to feel important the need to be the center of everything all things dying long dead and vile as inside like a billionaire’s mind.
Or a dictator’s

God is watching

Not you
Not God

Your harsh words
Inviting
The mists from the North
Harbingers of
Oblivion from
Another land

Mine
Yours
Mine
The news

Mice
Not men

Mice
Men that
Should just

Shut
The Fuck
Up

And crawl
Back into
Your holes