NaPoWriMo 2020 #6,7


maybe poets put themselves
in volatile positions
to mine more material.
maybe we’re asking for it.
or perhaps
we hurl ourselves
into the maw of living
to bring back teeth
as souvenirs
so we can say
we truly did it.


“Never write about poetry”
Dave used to say.
He was one of those writers
who made a lot of arbitrary rules
for himself
and then expected everybody else
to follow them.

He used to do things like
get drunk alone
in his apartment
and watch the same
GG Allen documentary
until he got riled up enough
to smash a VHS tape with a hammer
for the fuck of it.

Last I heard
he was living alone in Ohio
amassing a crossbow collection
and yelling at ghosts.

2 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2020 #6,7

  1. I love the introspection in poem # 6. Yes it is so great to be able to connect with a poem and then have the poem or your own comment light an inspiration for another one.


  2. I adore them both; perfect pair. I can relate, and I love the “no holds barred” imagery. The first tells beautifully, the second exemplifies and tests the theory of the first.


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