About the Poems
by Mike Young
These poems are also very good advice if taken a certain way and allowed to live within your preexisting successes. Trust these poems if you can already make pancakes. Try a lot of different haircuts in a short amount of time. Here is some practical advice from each poem: you're allowed to feel anything you want, read Levinas, you can stuff a Snickers wrapper with something and roll it up and smoke it and probably get plastic cancer, don't miss your exit, don't sleep in shopping carts, you can cut burritos with a pizza slicer if you have a pizza slicer but you don't—for various good reasons, I'm sure—have a knife, it's probably a great idea to staple dead ants to everything, don't ever make jokes in the shower, no one wants to laugh in the shower. Gary Sullivan says a poem should be almost as sexy as a shower. My personality aspires to the strength of my beard and the shape of your face.