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  • Writer's pictureandrew jeter

the clarifying statement

Updated: May 15, 2019

(from the napowrimo prompt: write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a word, or phrase. You can even repeat an image, perhaps slightly changing or enlarging it from stanza to stanza, to alter its meaning. There are (perhaps paradoxically) infinite possibilities in repetition. Want to look at some examples? Perhaps you’ll find inspiration in Joanna Klink’s “Some Feel Rain” or John Pluecker’s “So Many.”)

I wanted to text

lets go to that

shit hole taco

place on Granville

but wrote shithole


lets go to that

shithole taco

place on Granville


Shit hole?

I corrected

*shit hole

and then to clear up

any misunderstandings

lets go to that

shit hole taco

place on Granville

But because meaning

often Earharts in the

vast blue of the


(or is it the phone wires?)

I texted the clarifying statement

two words

And finally to make myself and my thoughts

known in a clarion way I texted

out to the impatient


Let’s go to that

shit hole (two words) taco

place on Granville.

My friend responded


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