look out, april is poetry month.

are we in april already?

Azreal Darkskies was nice enough to interview me for poetry month even though i havent written a poem in several thousand years.

but he has a link to an mp3 by the balancing act, one of my all time favorite LA bands who are so superunknown it’s actually amazing. amazing because it makes you wonder how many other really great bands are just waiting out there for you to discover them, like digging just below the surface of your backyard and finding dinosaur bones.

or in this case gold.

What does Tony Pierce define as poetry?

Words magically turned to art.

Any form or meter or structure you’re fond of?

sometimes you just rip off each others clothes and knock over things and bang the hell out of each other like animals. sometimes youre gentle and slow and soft and caring and you whisper sweet things and bang hard at the end. sometimes you just slip a blanket over her skirt on the crowded plane sneak a hand under the blanket and just barely move one finger. meter and structure should fit the scene and the

Do you think poetry isn’t as respected a medium as it should be?

poetry is respected. the modern poet however is justly ridiculed.

What’re your thoughts on words?

they’re one of the few great equalizers. a huge dick being another.

read the rest of the interview here, and it includes one of my favorite baseball poems, and not just because it involves a dude from the white sox getting punched in the face.

the mars volta show was pretty great.

we took the subway and walked what seemed like ten blocks. i guess i wouldnta noticed if i wasnt with a girl. the strange part was walking there i liked her and walking back i didnt.

which didnt mean that i wouldnt have protected her any less if anything crossed our path. to the death. to the pain! but i did walk a little bit apart from her.

we stopped off at the subway sandwich place where they have several different kinds of breads.

she said, my friend told me that im a “solid 8”. can you believe that?

the girl is stunning, but so is a computer monitor when you first get it out of the box. soon it becomes just a computer monitor.

she said again, can you believe that?

i was all, well, there are no tens.

shocked she said, thats what he said.

and ive gotta deduct a half point for not being the slightest bit lesbianic and a half point for not being into anal. which makes you an 8 before we even really get started.

i took a bite out of my footlong. ive been getting footlongs lately. they still cut it in half for you though.

when i looked up i got the sneaking suspicion that i had offended my date. her mouth was wide open and she hadnt even touched her side salad.

aparantly no one had ever even joked about her being less than a ten, which she was, despite her radical heterosexual leanings. the anal could be worked on.

no baby, youre a ten. have no fear. i just dont think i can date a yankee fan.

and later we split a bowl of soup.