Secret messages out in the open #5

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Dear ____,

What I said I was jealous of was, and I quote, “the place you are in.” The groove which was pushing your poetry onto paper.

The blank page, The Editor, was kicking my ass at the time. I couldn’t produce. You were finding it easy.

It took all the kindness I own, and snapping my lips together quickly to stop the initial sound, to not laugh when you later finished a thought with, “…I think that’s why I’m a better poet than you.”

If I’d known you were about to fuck Elisa’s exboyfriend and the Taos Sport’s Bar manager for a few lines of coke, I wouldn’t have stifled it or an explanation of why your work is, and will remain, what it is.

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