Last year, I started six days late, wrote thirty poems and nearly killed myself. This year, I have a newborn baby and a job that’s been ramping up the stuff they need from me. Will I be taking this year off?
What do I look like, some kinda pansy? Of course not!
So, starting tomorrow, right here, THIRTY DAYS, THIRTY BLOGS, THIRTY POEMS! Believe it!
Yes, I plan to do lots of tankas and haikus. I make no apologies for this. I have a few ideas I didn’t get to last year — a poem from the perspective of Bizarro that my dawg Craig suggested, for example — that will be longer pieces. But they all have to be newly written. No “breaking out an old poem that I wanted to work on some more” — if anybody has ever heard it, it’s not going down.
If I’m alive in thirty days, we’ll all be lucky. Let’s go!
Playing (Music): “Oh Really” by KRS-ONE, Buckshot, Talib Kweli and Geo of Blue Scholars
NOTE: Since this blog is automatically imported into my Facebook page, I apologize if you comment on it and I don’t respond, as I am taking a sabbatical from social networking for 2010. So me not responding is not personal, I just won’t see the comments … until 2011. Maybe. Also including this disclaimer on blogs, but you’re welcome to go to the blog itself and speak your mind, as I may look there …