Silence of the Chipped Chopped Hams

      Michael Pollick
Silence of the Chipped Chopped Hams

Growing up in the small Midwestern town of Stow, Ohio during the 60s and 70s meant eating a lot of mystery meat sandwiches, made from such dubious cold cuts as Dutch loaf, pickle loaf and the dreaded olive loaf. We also has the privilege to enjoy a kind of lunch meat that was literally glued together from better cuts of ham and unceremoniously "chipped chopped" by a special meat slicer.Conceptual poetry book which tells the story of a poet who can't find his inspiration and hasn't the same determination to continue writing. He has created a world that has come to an end. A metaphorical satire of how an artist has lost himself over vanity and infidelity. The poems represent an allegorical story line of a person who tries to break through the traps of life and to return home. However, the poet realizes that he has reached the end; he has lost all of it and can't find his way back.
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