A tweet from a Portland Twitter account has gone viral after exposing Instagram posts from a local poet named Collin Yost.
The poet frequently posts photos of Courier New poems next to packs of cigarettes. One of his poems simply reads:
‘Who hurt him?’ “. . ” ‘ ” Expectation.
Yost currently has a book for sale at Powell's titled A Shot of Whiskey and a Kiss You'll Regret in the Morning, where Twitter user Izzy (@badplantmom) found his book in the small press section, prompting her to craft a Tweet of three of Yosts' poems and the caption: "This guy is a PUBLISHED poet." The Tweet now has more than 2,000 retweets and 8,000 likes, because the internet is a very mean place.
Yost could not be reached in time for comment.
Here are a few of the most popular comments, many of which include readers' own mock Yost poems.
UPDATE, 1:40 pm: