Though I have never yet
one late day
my last gray neurons
may clasp hands
and strolling through
of my skull mutter some
Poet’s Note №1
This poem/drawing is from my unpublished collection of illustrated poetry, The Last Poet.
Bad news: I sent The Last Poet to 100 publishers at least, and they all sent it back.
Good news: The manuscript makes for a handsome coaster.
Poet’s Note №2
Like all of my poems, this one was “not distributed in topics.” Aren’t the curato-bots (Medium Curators) wonderful?
About the Poet
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Medium’s unexpected and unwelcome change in the way it compensates members of its Partner Program — payment is now based on how long it takes people to read an article rather than how much they like it (if at all) — rewards creators of long, padded articles, and essentially demonetizes shorter content.
As nearly all of my posts are poetry, cartoons, or efficient fiction/essays, I’m faring very poorly under this new system.
Since the change was implemented, my Partner Program earnings have plummeted by 90%, and hundreds (if not thousands) of others are in the boat.
If you want to help, send a tweet or email to Medium CEO Ev Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or to email@example.com expressing your displeasure with the unfair new system, and asking them to restore all the missing earnings which have essentially been stolen from its writers. I and others would be so grateful!
Slowly re-reading this post 100 times would also help enormously ;)
So would buying me a coffee.