Good Form

Writing a novel is a
floor routine—
long, varied, full of techniques
that can be indulgent,
rambling,
so much time on your hands
(literally while typing)
allotted to dance some improv
into the longform method,
whereas a
poem
is a matter of vaulting
by running headlong at the idea,
flipping upon the instant
and
rolling with the momentum of
emotion
into the air, twirling without hesitating,
and either sticking the landing
or
breaking your pride.

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