Tuesday, July 07, 2015


...but, um, I, there’s also an idea that if you have a good poet almost everything he says
is interesting in some way, at least, you know, in the sense of life’s work, you know,
everything you write is one huge poem in some weird sense.  I kind of like that idea better.
                                                         —Jack Collom (during an “interview” with Reed Bye)

Now that I have written
the hundred thousand lines
you never asked for, shall I:

    a) perform them all
        for you, right now,
        from beginning to end;

    b) expire; or

    c) dutifully retreat back
        into the Dog of Job?

Please kindly respond within
five seconds (unless you’d like
to witness my attempt at choices
a, b, and c in simultaneity!).