So maybe I should start out saying sorry I haven't exactly been active in a really, really long time? Uh...I guess you could blame it on performance anxieties--it always happens after I submit a poem that's really good (or at least that a lot of people like), and I gain a whole bunch of watchers, I'm like, intensely afraid I'll screw up or offend or something or that I just won't ever be able to write as well as that one time and I'll be this disappointment or--
WELL. ALSO maybe it's because I had Spring Break and was in Austin, Texas until very recently. I finished up this poem (which I started writing on the plane, sitting next to a girl named Katie--but I think you got that part) just now, and decided to submit it because I haven't in a really long time.
ON A SIDE NOTE TO END THIS LONG AUTHOR'S NOTE AT 1:30 IN THE MORNING: I thought those People on Paper poems were awkward to write but do you realize how awkward it is to write a poem about someone when that someone is sitting right next to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah
-Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen