Sunday, May 20, 2007

Why I Don't Like Sestinas Sestina

The fucking rules
drive me crazy.
I"m not that kinda guy.
But I find myself here
and I don't like it.
Fucking sestina.

Fucking sestinas
are stupid, that's the rule.
You can tell it
by bullshit like this. It's crazy
that here
is some guy's

idea of poetry. There's a guy
who loves sestinas.
I'm here
but it's not me. Fuck rules.
I'm crazy.
Fuck it.

What is it?
It's guys
who are crazy
for sestinas
and rules.

is where here
doesn't make sense. It
is this rule
involving a guy
writing sestinas
and acting crazy.

Inevitably, it's crazy.
He's here.
In this sestina.
Hating it.
Hating himself, the guy
who can't rule

himself. The crazy rules
don't make sense. The guy can hear
it now: That's not a sestina.