Words, Subject Matter, and Forms in Need of Immediate Retirement (Or at Least a Lengthy Sabbatical) from Contemporary American Poetry
finger (as verb—only one predominant denotation/connotation)
mother/father (aging/dying parents)
poem (except for that rare ars poetica—check the cutout bin)
I thought of/I imagine __________ in __________ as __________ (whatever historical figure + place + event…your choice).
ghazal/”This next poem’s titled Ghazal.” (Got it.)