A word about drafts
So I feel like I need to say something briefly, which is that these poems I’m posting are not finished products. They’re typically second drafts (the first often being handwritten for no really good reason) out of a process that can be a half-dozen drafts long. Usually at this point there aren’t any major changes, but none of these have had a red pen version done yet, where I take a legit view at meter and word choice across the whole poem. A lot of work goes into fine-tuning a piece, none of which has been done at this point on anything that I’m sending out. The idea of sending them out half-baked is to include people a little bit in the process, since this IS, after all, meant to be an interactive project. I almost never do this, though, so there is a bit of discomfort involved, as evidenced by the fact that I took the time to write this explanation.
There you go.