“I Pawned a Poem” by Syd Stewart


There's no rain in a rainbow
Even less hope in hopelessness

You can lose a lyric poem in a synecdoche
But your soul can still sing

I write rhymes that don’t rhyme
So I pick pocketed a poet
Found his metaphor and cashed it in at the pawn store
Bought a noun for a dollar and sixty-seven cents
The sense in my verbal existence spent