2015-09-21

Art of the Joke
—a poem by JD DeHart

Art of the Joke

from first line born
with a slight cracking
grin
to the last punctuation
punch line

with just the right pause
here
and the necessary
inflection there

there was no way
to predict
a silent room response.


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JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available from RedDashboard.

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