A Very Self-Deafeating Predation
The poet finds nothing about herself which would warrant round the clock attentions of not one but two parties in an ongoing focus to keep her miserable through mockery, sleeplessness, public defamation and the commission of petty crimes made to look like her own.
The only thing about her worthy of that degree of obsession is her work.
And if it’s her work they’re trying to prevent, they’re going about it in a very self defeating fashion.
Every time they wake her up…
She goes back to work.
Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/kx4xka-are-you-a-patron-of-the-arts