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Modern Classic by Scott Cumming






The modern classics table is filled

with geriatric titles

the authors long dead

Yet still discussed ad nauseum

for better or worse


It isn’t that nothing astounding is being written now

Just harkens back to the halcyon days

of art and the written word

When celebrity could be marked in sentences


Bandini dreams read funny now

A laugh to see somebody

pay their way round L.A.

off the back of a short story

Currency is just getting eyes on the damned things now


The things we have grown up on

barely exist anymore

Not because they are dying

but due to exclusion from

the rate of inflation

Net worth of words

stagnant for a century.



 

Scott Cumming never considered himself to be a writer until recently, but turns out he has some stuff to say. He has been published at The Daily Drunk, Punk Noir Magazine, Versification, and Shotgun Honey. His poem, “Blood on Snow”, was voted the best of Outcast Press Poetry Things We Carry issue and his debut poetry chapbook is due for release in December. Twitter: @tummidge Website: scottcummingwriter.wordpress.com



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