the saddest nod – Rob Plath

the saddest nod 

i read that
after his stroke
confined to
a sanatorium
once nodded
at his reflection
in the mirror
as if it was a visitor
in his room
& as i sit here
jabbing this
poetry machine
i see my face above
the tiers of keys
in the midnight window
& i weep for
poor baudelaire
for the stolen parts
of his dear brain
& the saddest nod
in the universe



Rob Plath is a writer from New York. He was once tutored by Allen Ginsberg for two years from 1995-1997.  He has published 22 books and a ton of poems in the small presses over the last 26 years. He is most know for his monster collection A Bellyful of Anarcy (epic rites press). He lives with his cat and tries his best to stay out of trouble.


Take a look at ‘dark rivers of the mad alphabet spiked w/ opium’, also by Rob.


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