Wise Poets – Mary Jo Salter – Complaint For Absolute Divorce

Mary Jo Salter August 15, 1954 -)

A little something to endorse:
Download attachment, print and sign
Complaint for Absolute Divorce,
the lawyer wrote with casual force.
Yet why complain? The suit was mine.
A little something to endorse
“Complaint”: sheer poetry, of course,
more lofty than Lament or Whine.
Complaint for Absolute Divorce:
so well phrased, who could feel remorse?
That “Absolute” was rather fine.
A little something to endorse
the universe as-is: for worse,
for better. Nothing by design.
Complaint for Absolute Divorce,
let me salute you, sole recourse!
I put my birth name on the line
(a little something) and endorse
the final word, then, in “Divorce.”

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