Bothering A Verbal Barrage

stuff of legends
by Anggo Genorga

today, a few friends
came by the house to
hang out and get drunk.
after a few catching ups,
one of them remembers
the anthology book where
my poem was included and
asked me to show them
my contributor’s copy;

with pride and reluctance,
i handed the book then came
their rapid fire questions :

“ how did you send your poem to them ? “

“ did you get paid for it ? ”

“ when did you started writing ? ”

“ do you write love poems ? ”

“ who is Charles Bukowski ? ”

“ what is Silver Birch Press ? ”

“ what inspires you to write ? ”

“ can you read some of your poetry to us ? ”

i never got to answer any of
the damn questions and really,
i shouldn’t bother —-

there are poets out there,
certainly much more capable
of churning out gems from
marbles of experiences whose
still waiting for pay dirt, and my
friends, now absorbed in their
own little world of chitchat,
wouldn’t care less if I got a book
out as much as they care if their
brand new Galaxy S5 mobile phone
can really stay underfuckingwater —-

people will never know about me
and my poems, that’s the way
the wind blows around this fence.
i mean, i know of an old timer,
20 chaps out of 25 years with a
recognition traipsing on mediocrity
yet still breathing poetry that
can set your world on fire…

such is the story of small time press.


Anggo Genorga’s recent writings are and will be featured in Boston Poetry Magazine, Screech Owl, Hash N’ Pumpkins, Rusty Truck, Midnight Lane Boutique as well as Empty Mirror, Mad Swirl, Ppigpenn and books like Silver Birch Press’ Bukowski : An Anthology of Poetry & Prose about Charles Bukowski and the book for benefit Verses Typhoon Yolanda : A Storm Of Filipino Poets by Meritage Press. He is from from Manila and currently working on a telemarketing gig in Dubai.


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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