Saturday, October 01, 2005


I'm almost halfway through the poetry notebook I've been working in.

This is about when I start thinking about a title.

There's a long piece that takes up most of the pages -- it posits a man trapped in a nothing, the word/letter I alone on a blank sheet of paper. The piece doesn't conclude, not unlike many another longish project I've undertaken.

But I've gone on to write several page, page-and-a-half poems.

Until now I hadn't been thinking about titles. I'll run my tongue over a few until the flavor of one overwhelms the others and the only thing left to do is write the title down. I won't decide today. Sometime in the next month maybe.

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