every other day


5 DEC 05

- Do you think of poetry as being useful?

- Yes, it has been to me.

- Tell me some of the ways it has been useful to you personally.

- It makes me feel that being human is a good thing. Being human, and even just being the way I am, I'm not completely alone.

- So a use of poetry is to feel connected to other people?

- To feel human. And to feel that being human is...an okay thing.

- It makes you feel that being human is an okay thing because it allows a connection between you and others?

- I guess. I guess it makes me feel like we're all okay somehow. [starts to cry]

- How does poetry cause that feeling?

- I don't know.

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