i don't understand you.
unless you're ani difranco
or jenny lewis
hot mamas like cherrie moraga, gloria anzaldua, and michele serros.
they're pretty straightforward.
other than that,
poetry that is too elusive
too metaphorical, not contextualized, too many similes
i just don't get it.
i just don't
i appreciate poetic sounds. like rap.
rhyming and rhythm and beauty.
and look: here's what i'm saying. not some random shit that i need three dictionaries and two encyclopedias to understand.
some academics say they like it. they get PhD's and stuff in it.
but man, "poetry"--
i just don't understand you.