​What We Talk About When We Talk About Confessional Poetry

You know what, Matt?

Who are you to think about anything

Beyond the trees and leaves,

The light & darkness?


Staple the poems together.

Look out the window.


Staple the stories together.


Always so full of questions,

Suppositions, imaginings,

Lists, calumnies, words…

Sometimes you’re all words!


Peace lies deeper than a platitude

So always remember and never forget  

To shave off the belly hair.

The first cut must be clean.


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