to a certain extent

(John Daniel’s workshop, August 2011)

that might
be fine
for two
pages
but could you write ten books some
of these phrases we have a bear dancing
it seems to be about a y’know in oil
and gas piled in sorta like Bob
Dylan
I know,
I know,
but ideas
from all over the place it goes
back to worked off, off, this element
of jumping irrationally seems to me
it crystal clear he actually uses
punctuation
where
do you
turn?
do you need anything? capitals?
sees himself as anti- but I
dunno that’s one tradition at any
rate a number of these people
not quite
as
extreme
of course
American to a certain extent the old
long line and then sometimes
or Piers but it’s also lyrical what’s
the repetition all those terms
you
might like
to
read

(First published in Creatrix)

What do you think?