Hot Desk: Poetry from Michael Stratford Hutch #1

i: manifesto of the forced poems

 

forced poem, noun:

an anti-poem

non-being

inexistence

 

e.g.

pressing        exhausted fruit;

 

wringing a dry cloth with expectation

of a pouringout;

 

forcing

 

the contents

 

from a void


Michael Stratford Hutch completed this poem as part of the Tasmanian Writers Centre Hot Desk residency program.