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Poetry in Motion
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New York City posts wonderful poems in its subway cars. Here are a few that didn't make the cut.

SMELL THIS

 

Hey

Does something smell funny

in here?

What the heck is it?

Yeah? You smell it too?

Where is it coming fr-

Wait a minute, smell this

Does this smell funny to you?

Steve? Steve? You okay, Steve?

Someone call a doctor.

 

 

"admonition"

 

hi everyone,

this is e.e. cummings,

reminding you that good poets aren't just creative

they're also not dead,

not yet at least.

so please buckle up and enjoy the ennui...

 

 

ON THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY, COMING HOME FROM WORK ON A FRIDAY NIGHT, EATING A HOT DOG AND PONDERING BAD DECISIONS

 

Why did I...

Move h e r e ?

My friends

Living in Lower East Side.

I'm such an

idiot.

 

 

HOOKER WITH THE COWBOY HAT

 

Sweet Dulcinea of Alphabet City,

Siren of my desires.

All day, I tilt at Wall Street windmills

Me: Armor by Armani

You: gallon leopard skin chapeau

Shields you from the glare of hot neon Village light

Starting work

As I finish...

Wanna hump?

I'll pay you...

I guess you already knew that.

 

 

IN LOVE WITH MY LAPTOP

 

Oh, my captivating Times New Roman 12-point Font

I adore you so

Your proud upper case

Your humble lower case

Your cute little italic

Your "I's" stir something deep within

i...i,i,i,i,i,i,i,i,i,i,i,i

Dare I ever stop typing you?!?!

Only to risk losing you forever?

Nay.

You saucy, serif, wench.

Come here and kiss me!

 

 

SURVIVING ON SURVIVOR

 

Please, oh please.

My feet hurt.

Won't someone please,

Vote Me off this island?

Oh, no.

We've voted off Rudy.

Oh well.

Guess I'll have to win a million dollars.

 

 

CINEMATIC APHASIA

 

What's the name of that movie?

Oh, you know, the funny one.

The one where he's like ... something about pickles, and a flagpole,

and it's got that chick in it, too.

The one from that Skin-emax movie you and me saw together?

You know.

Oh, wait, no, maybe we didn't watch that together, but that girl was a total

hottie.

Goddamn, what's the name of that movie?!

Wait,

it'll come to me.

Anyway,

there's a line in it that's really funny.

 

 

 

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