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Just out of the blue I began hitting the stairs of the school with the piece of angle iron and it made this really great jangling noise, the kind of thing that irritates my wife, but I've always enjoyed those sounds—musical instruments—and it just made this wonderful jangling noise. It just went on and on.
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And this kid, that I call Winton Bird, came by, heard what I was doing and he said, "That sounds good. Can I try that? And I went into the classroom and nobody was there. And I said, "Where is everybody? I never mentioned it, what happened, you know, I mean I went out on the playground and I came back and I saw the principal leading this kid down the hall to the office.
What are you going to do?
It's just to prove that these poems are deep; that there's deep meaning behind them. We didn't have a television when I was a kid so I learned to read. It was great, you know? The truth is, given a choice, most of us will watch Boston Legal, you know? I mean, it's true. We're tired; we're tired people. You all look tired. You came to a poetry reading. What's wrong?
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I mean, what's on tonight? Let me see. Is the OC on tonight? In my community, because everyone else I had television, I think, and it was very slow to arrive, we remember the first people who got television and the way it was talked about. And I think the change it made, profound change in community, because before that it was kind of like the fetus of the cell phone.
You went to socials. We had socials every week. And people sat on the porches and talked and hollered at people who passed. The worst part about all of that, nobody will admit it, but every community in America except for three, were packed with horrible musicians. And every social event was an attempt to batter your ears into musical surrender. And that was the truth, for the most part, but still I liked the fact that people were interacting, so this is simple: "TV.
I always thought of this as a happy elegy, but one thinks abstractly about death. It can be a comforting thought. My most comforting thought was always of being sucked up into a tree and blossoming. But still it would be terrible to be tickled by a bee then, wouldn't it?
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I mean. So this was my thought of the after life and I guess I wrote it after realizing that a friend of mine, who is now involved in, as he calls it, Priest Craft—he's a Priest—his wife died, and it occurred to me that my thought about the after life is, perhaps, inadequate. So this is called "Ground Sense. It seems to me, often, that people attack, love to attack, poetry and it seems so vulnerable. And yet, who cares, you know?
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