Several days ago, I received permission from colleague and poet Jesse Damiani to republish his extraordinary poem "Knock Knock" on Ink Node, a publishing platform for literary artists. I asked to republish the poem because I was struck by both its textual simplicity and conceptual complexity. "Knock Knock" is simultaneously an expression, enactment, refutation, and encouragement of American cynicism that only takes a moment to experience but deserves significant reflection upon reading.
The poem can be found here, and by all rights ought to be looked at before you read on any further.
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