publication — who needs it?

Julie has some unhappy thoughts.

I sympathize. What can you do? Poetry is a changeling kid with burning eyes. You can’t treat it like the other kids. If you put it on your to-do list, it will sit right up with its straight straight back and laugh at you. Between the eyes. With a laugh you think sounds like a spoon stuck in the sink garbage disposal until you realize it sounds like jasmine rice spilling over a glass table.  

And it’s moved in to stay.

How do you live with something like that?

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3 thoughts on “publication — who needs it?

  1. I think disconnection is my default. I need to work to be connected, and it’s harder and harder the older I get.

    I think some of us are too self-sufficient in our poetry. Never thought I’d say that.

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