Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cleaving eigner

amateur / naive / decentered

“now I think of a
return to amateurism”
—Larry Eigner

I ditched — the slogans
along with — all the proverbs
and admonitions — the precepts
the same with — all the mottos
the new yorker — coffee table
and those — ten commandments
there was — no shortage
of any kind — of writing as
far as advice — was concerned
schmaltzy critics — career stuff
what an — obsolete zero
simply overkill — so i decided
to make it — more simple
make it more — understated
more sotto — less sophisticated
back to being — an amateur
one letter — at a time
I let my — index finger
do the — walking

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