Notes on a Poem
avant-garde poetry: so so nice --
a genius blending of the light,
which cannot be seen,
but move like an alphin
-no, too obscure
…or is it all just a sham?
(No, take out, this out). Take me
out. Only delete those words
that I use too much, like a user.
(is that PC?
and why does that word alone contain the
connotation of excess?) <- This line is too
yet most of what I want to say I say,
stop the repetition --
but perhaps what is said instead is art instead
(thinking what rhymes with that --
bed, dead, read, said, bread, head thread, wed --)
or perhaps all art is repetition cleverly disguised.
in some classical slants
oh geez, don’t write like a check-list
…unless, it is a check-list
(a typo that can lead into a collision of abc’s into an analogous game of God)
But soft! –ly? (Too Shakespearean – but what an
If if if the (meaning, power, merit, worth, interest, value, synonym -- ) of the poem (article needed? Speaking in plural? Do these words contain too many social connotations? Should I avoid connotations? Even the word
This is not a poem II
Ceci n'est pas une –
I don’t speak French,
I’m not even casually acquainted with it really, so it may
More so, I don’t smoke --
said the man
But I do know how to lie.
This godwottery will only grow,
can ever know
the treachery of life.