A Critic’s Response to “She Pulled It Off”


(Never let it be said we don’t give time to opposing viewpoints here. – Owen)

Dear Mr. Servant:

This post I found offensive.
For it seemed to provide
A woman with no clothes on.
At least, that was implied.

I do not read your poetry
For mere licentiousness;
“She pulled it off,” indeed.
Your whole dang blog’s become a mess.

I will not be a party to
Some other WordPress whore:
So cancel my subscription,
I’m not reading anymore.

I read these words in wonder.
Could this person be real?
The woman in that piece had just
Pulled off a business deal.

Which her close friends had doubted.
I thought it only zen
To celebrate her talent and
Her business acumen.

But somehow, he saw something else
Not a pure celebration;
But poets always have been prone
To misinterpretation.

But wait a minute, one more thing,
I knew that sounded funny –
This guy had a subscription?
Who’s been getting
All the money?

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6 Thoughts to “A Critic’s Response to “She Pulled It Off”

  1. Dear Owen,
    I agree with Lola. I did not get that. It goes from way too serious to way too light and casual, which seemed a little jarring.
    Best and Regards,

  2. Ironic title though. In the email listings I did not know where you were going to take the writing piece.

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