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This weeks submission comes from a Clevelandpoetics - The Blog reader.
Like other unpromising topics,
I was in a workshop
with a piece of good news.
The worst kind of subjectivity
turned another corner in my argument.
She argued not against it, but for it.
Our jaws dropped.
The best argument:
but I like it.
Been chewing on her words,
the story of how people learn to write.
Just like this, we write something
in a scandalized way. But, still
the same old story:
This is terrible.
But that’s not really what happens.
Next time we have the impulse to,
we’re going to learn to write better.
Damn it, I’m going to
write those unevaluated pieces
Then I will argue