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Monday, December 17, 2018


by Robert West

“The Bad Shepherd” by Jan Brueghel the Younger

What sort of souls would follow such an unrepentant sinner?
They take him for their savior, but he's saving them for dinner.

Robert West's poems have recently appeared in TheNewVerse.News, Red Dirt Forum, and Asheville Poetry Review. Co-editor of Succinct: The Broadstone Anthology of Short Poems (Broadstone Books, 2013), he's also the editor of both volumes of The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons (W. W. Norton, 2017).