Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Daniel Klawitter- A Poem

Janet From Another Planet
A girl in my class named Janet
clearly comes from another planet:
Her skin is green
and she shoots laser beams
that could easily sink the Titanic.
Does she come Mars?
Or perhaps from Venus?
It’s hard to tell-
she’s an evil genius.
Does she come from Saturn?
Or perhaps from Jupiter?
I can see a pattern-
my questions
getting stupider. 
Wherever she’s from-
she’s becoming more famous.
I once saw her chew gum
on the planet Uranus. 
Among other things, Daniel is the lead singer/lyricist for the indie rock band Mining for Rain, and for many years has been a respected community activist and organizer in the labor movement.  Since 2007, over 100 of his poems have been published in literary journals and magazines in Australia, the UK, and the United States, including: Blue Collar Review, Colorado Life Magazine, Journal of South Texas English Studies, The Penwood Review, Shot Glass Journal, and Wayfarer: a journal of contemplative literature.    He is the author of the full-length poetry collection, A Poet Playing Doctor, published in the Fall of 2015 by White Violet Press:
To learn more (and to see a music video from his band), please visit:  http://about.me/dklawitter

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