“The Minor Poet” / Memorable Fancies #1776

[“He has the look of a minor poet,” – Roberto Bolaño]

He had That Look, y’know, kind of gaunt and haunted, squinting out at the world (but that may have been just his poor eyesight), rather formally clothed but shabby.

I spoke with him, bought him a Pernod or absinthe.

“Yes,” he said, “I’ve always wanted to be a minor poet and I thought if I dressed the part, lost some weight, stopped wearing my contacts – yes, I could be taken for a minor poet.”

“And so,” I asked, “do you write minor poems now?”

“Not yet, actually,” he said. “But I plan to write some, as soon as I get my MFA.”

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