I Didn’t Mean It by Robert Ragan


Am I so terrible
Such a standoffish person

That other writers feel the need to bring loaded pistols to a poetry reading

I say tons of things they find offensive

But on the mic when I read about sticking up the coffeehouse

And robbing fellow poets

It was strictly for shock value
I honestly thought they would laugh

Just another case where I went too far
Further alienating myself from my peers

At this point I don’t see myself as a poet or writer of any kind

I’m just a mentally unstable person who writes down all my bad thoughts on paper

Then calls it art

©Robert Ragan all rights reserved

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer Spot 12/19/18

For featured writer submissions send 1-3 poems to cajunmuttpress@gmail.com along with an author photo and short bio.


Robert Ragan from Lillington NC lives his life for art and writing. He has stories and poetry online at Vext Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, The Dope Fiend Daily, The Rye Whiskey Review, Drinkers Only, and Under The Bleachers. Alien Buddha Press has published his short story collection “Mannequin Legs and Other Tales

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