If art is long and life is short,
as all the classics buffs report,
then middle-aged as I now am,
it’s “So long, art! Hi, epigram.”
I write little poems, having little to say.
Though no less than some who go on and on anyway.
Robert West is the author of three chapbooks of poems, the latest of which is Convalescent (Finishing Line Press, 2011). With Jonathan Greene, he co-edited Succinct: The Broadstone Anthology of Short Poems (Broadstone Books, 2013).