“Hate Barrel,” by Daisy Fried

Poetry faculty member Daisy Fried was recent featured in On the Seawall. Read an excerpt of Fried’s poem “Hate Barrel,” a poem after Baudelaire, below:

Hate Barrel

Hate’s a drunk in the stickiest dive,

Its thirst gives birth to thirst

That multiplies like Hydra’s heads.

But lucky drunks know their oppressor

Hate’s doomed to a dismal fate:  

Dumbass can’t even pass out under the table.

after “Le Tonneau de la haine”

Read this poem in its entirety, as well as two others, here: https://www.ronslate.com/hate-barrel-white-on-white-twilight-correspondences/