perfection might be over rated

11 Aug

stuffing words in empty bottles or pinning them to light posts is cute
and I enjoy reading the words like a bank statement.
it’s like people writing poems about places they’ve never been.
it’s amazing how they carve an image and feeling with world book precision,
but then again even a robot with enough data could do that.
either way, I like robots in a wet dream trapped under glass sort of way

but words surging from involuntary memory into public ears
I love that sound, waist deep in local water
that’s an imperfect scratchy 33 sound with a temperature reading.
it has that utility closet or fuse box feel of street corner hoe down or whatever.


6 Responses to “perfection might be over rated”

  1. randy August 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    That makes sense and it’s not exactly what I learned in poetry class.

    • steve August 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      well, the stuff here is more like conversations or monologues in a denny’s restaurant than anything poetic, but i’m sure glad you stopped by.

  2. kvennarad August 12, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    Uppsala, Baku, Harlem, and New Orleans. All places about which I have written poetry and never visited. I don’t know whether that makes me clever or stupid, but it adds flavour to my morning porridge. 🙂

    • steve August 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

      so many people gush on and on about new orleans and harlem. all i can remember is flying cockroaches in nola, obese prostitutes of harlem and wanting to get the hell out of both.

      • kvennarad August 13, 2013 at 5:12 am #

        I dunno – is writing poems the same as ‘gushing’?

        • steve August 13, 2013 at 11:12 am #

          i have no idea, but gushing as in the only united statesian cities that get them all heated up.

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