"Proof" by Keith Landrum
 

the misery kept

getting deeper

and deeper

 

and finally

I said Doc

 

can you 

help me?

 

and he 

said sure

 

take this

it will

help 

you

 

and 

it did

 

and I 

said thank you

to the Doc

 

and he said

I do this 

everyday

 

and I do

 

and I don't 

believe in 

a god 

anymore

 

"Contestant #1" by Keith Landrum

hey!

fuckface!

look!

 

i never meant

to be rude

or confrontational

or juvenile

 

i just want you

 

to publish

my poem

 

it was good

wasn't it?

 

wasn't 

it?

 

i just paid

three

dollars