the long poem may not be a long poem i don't know. it feels like a chapbook maybe. what with the page breaks. it's one thing. one solid thing. i don't understand it one bit. which is more than likely fine. that's probably pretty accurate about all sorts of things.
i'm editing. it's good. i like editing and rewrites. there's something real great about just cutting lines. boner city is what it is.
have you read dad says he saw you at the mall? you should.
um. this blog post will be updated tomorrow with more of what follows.
tally of shit written since june 08
everything here is ok (full length prose poems, 67 pages w/ 8 titled sections. 59 poems.) (6.08-4.09)*
everybody wins (fiction chapbook. 13 pages. 13 stories.) (11.08-2.09)*
i ain't asked any pardon for anything i done (poetry chapbook. 28 pages. 28 poems.) (1.09-4.09)
-when i wake up i am going to bury you in a parking lot (poem. like 26 or 27 sections each one is a page? something like that.) (3.09-4.09)
so i guess my page count is like 113 pages of poetry? something like that. obviously i gave up on precision. i think i am going to tally the mention of things in poems. floods. things being swallowed by other things. whales. living inside something else. shooting things. shooting things full of holes and placing things inside the holes. unspoken loneliness. people feeling affectionate in ways that are probably not going to maybe be viewed as affectionate but you should know that they are affectionate. birds descending from the sky. bandits. the weather. being on a roof. being buried. people talking. people deciding to not pay attention to certain things they'd rather not acknowledge. things being set on fire. bones. ghosts.
more to follow.
everything here is ok tally
-things being set on fire: 4
-talking about dreams: 7
-actual dreams: 7 (this is going to need a recount i have a headache)
-the weather (nonspecific): 6
-waking up: 4
-waking up while dreaming: 2
-bodies of water: 4
-being on the roof: 4
-being swallowed by a whale: 4
-whales (not swallowing people): 2
-being buried: 3
-going to sleep: 5
-keeping things to yourself: 5
-being eaten alive: 2
-talking about something other than the matter at hand (changing or ignoring the subject): 6
-shooting things full of holes and filling the holes with things: 2
-shooting things in the face: 2
-existing inside of something or someone else: 2
-pretending not to hear things: 3
-people feeling affectionate in ways that are probably not going to maybe be viewed as affectionate but you should know that they are affectionate: 5
so i am a big fan of guns, dreams, floods, rain, eating, and people deciding to not pay attention to certain things they'd rather not acknowledge
-word count: 6784
-paragraph count: 245
-sentence count: 541
-sentences per paragraph: 9.8
-words per sentence: 10.8
-letters per word: 4.0
-passive sentences: 2%
-reading ease: 89.5 (not sure what that means?)
-grade level: 3.4