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Brine I am like the brine in a pickle jar my own recipe! like antique honey preserved all this time but spread on fresh bread I ...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Brine

Brine

I am like the brine in a pickle jar

my own recipe!


like antique honey preserved all this time but

spread on fresh bread


I am a unique individual you would probably want to get

to know


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I decided to write a whole book of these bad poems. There will be exactly sixty of them. Please help me come up with a title.


PREFACE:

Most poetry is going to be bad anyway, so I thought I would short-circuit the process and go directly for utter badness. Nevertheless, my friends often tell me that I could do even worse, and that there are a few lines here and there that aren't bad enough. They accuse me of trying to write good poetry in the guise of ineptness. Still, I have put in enough ham-fisted line-breaks, awkward similes, and wordy explanatory filler to displease any discerning reader.

Bitters

I can imagine myself as someone collecting aromatic bitters.

Rubbing alcohol

I dreampt I had drunken some by mistake. While trying to wake up I tried to figure out it this was real or a dream.*


*I do pronounce the p in dreampt, though I realize it's not standard spelling.

Correction of a Poem by Pacheco

"We are no longer everything / we fought against when we were young"*


*[the original poem says the opposite: we have become everything we fought against when we were young. I read it wrong by mistake and then was sorely disappointed that it said ya instead of ya no).

Another Stab at the Bad Poem

My other bad poem was not bad enough, I realize. Here is another attempt. This is about as bad as I can make it.


BEAUTY


I am surrounded by beautiful plants, and happy


I have some beautiful works of art on the wall


That have taught me beauty


And about beauty


The plants need watering, which


Has taught me about thirst, the thirst


Not just for water, but for spiritual nourishment and


Perhaps for beauty as well?


As Antonio Machado wrote, we know water quenches thirst


(And that beautiful glass makes good receptacles for water)


But who knows what


thirst is for?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Judgment clouds judgment

Monday, July 25, 2016

Youth

Imagine an advanced degree in Youth

taking many years to get!

working toward your degree every year

every year understanding less and less of it