Sort of Wisdom from a Sort of Teacher

Finally, some notes from last year, October, in my creative writing class, delivered and structured as a poem.

The world is not yet a perfect place.

“I just don’t believe feminist men exist.”

We are speaking of politics, sir

Of the conscience of the artist

“Imagine a comedian,

He outlines how prone poetry is to self-parody

An interesting discussion

Which is a polite way of saying my views and his

Do not match up at all

But there is this gem,

Little gleaming phrase

Which I suppose is what a poet does:

                “How different would your serious poem

                                be from a parody of themselves?”

Then he quoted Oliver Cromwell.