POEM: Word Jonesing

She said
Your seems like a lot of
I said
It’s less wordsmithing
And more wordjonesing
Or sew it would seam

There is little doubt that reading my takes some .  It is commonplace in my to have multiple meanings (), multiple parallel narratives, quickly shifting mixed , and erudite references, whether scholarly or from obscure .  This often makes for a highly reed, demanding enough flexibility to bend with the shifting winds of , and seeing passed the tides of meanness.

In this poem, the launching point is from the reader’s , implying that it is both difficult to read and difficult to write, or “wordsmith.”  While the former may be obvious, this poem shifts the focus from mere difficulty of to the underlying fueling such effort, “word jonesing.”  At its best, in writing poetry there is an irresistible pull from the allusive .  Sometimes I even the poem writing itself, from whence I dare not say!  Thus, transforming the Smith and Jones of words into something .  The concluding line, Or sew it would seam, references how this process results in a seamless body of work, where I typically hold out some message, even to be unfrayed in kneading knot keep up with the joneses.

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