i must apologize for the poem below


i wrote “white man” when i meant to write “whitman”


4 thoughts on “i must apologize for the poem below

  1. That’s really TOO brilliant craig. shouldn’t MM be putting this on the flarf list for you? next challenge is to do that revolting Ted Kooser thing about his ideal reader being an eroticised woman in a bookshop. I quote it here to exile and excise it from my memory:

    Selecting A Reader

    First, I would have her be beautiful,
    and walking carefully up on my poetry
    at the loneliest moment of an afternoon,
    her hair still damp at the neck
    from washing it. She should be wearing
    a raincoat, an old one, dirty
    from not having money enough for the cleaners.
    She will take out her glasses, and there
    in the bookstore, she will thumb
    over my poems, then put the book back
    up on its shelf. She will say to herself,
    “For that kind of money, I can get
    my raincoat cleaned.” And she will.

  2. barbara, hee.

    pam, i will backchannel on this.

    nicholas, thanks! oi, that kooser poem is painful.

    and jessica gets the point!

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