why people don’t like poems.
They make people feel stupid,
she said. They might not know
what a poem is about.
Years ago Ann described a man
who did not listen to music.
Was this a disqualifier she asked. Imagine
life without music. Some people
feel that same way about poems
They collect words and make them into poems.
Still they know not liking poems, although it’s better
if you like them, not liking poems is not
a disqualifier for anything much.