Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Editing a Budget Cut

Started writing a poem yesterday. A topic that has been on my mind a lot recently. I had sketches and fragments, which were written weeks ago and started with that. Then added more, and more.

I knew it was long. Showed it to my Scottish Wife, she asked me how long it was. I did not time it until last night.

The poem is six minutes long.

This is very unusual for me. Most of my poems end up in the one to two minute range.

Obviously this is not acceptable for slam, but I'm happy with it. A director's cut.

Editing this is going to be a worthy chore.

No, it will not end up being two, three minute poems.

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