• andrew jeter

the clarifying statement

Updated: May 16, 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

instead

lets go to that

shithole taco

place on Granville


Shithole?

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

Internet


(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

universe

Let’s go to that

shit hole (two words) taco

place on Granville.


My friend responded

when

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