Boxcar Billie Can't Buy a Vowel

Boxcar Billie Can't Buy a Vowel

each of us
surf social media
in search
of  friendly connection
or firm direction
and welcome warmly
the wiser stewards
of wit and grace
but blocking boneheads
wearing cowboy hats
is a function
done out of principle.

Mark Antony Rossi

Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of "Less Human Than Human." 

His most recent work can be found at Indian Periodical and Ariel Chart where he is the Editor in Chief.



  1. The title of the poem got my attention. Then, the brevity, truth, and thoughtful use of alliteration left no doubt as to the writer's view on social media. (No emoji)

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