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April is Poetry Month, so I thought it apropos to do a reading. Which is difficult, as I don’t particularly like poetry. If you’re going to slap pretty words together you should either learn to play a guitar or arrange them into paragraph form, like Pat Conroy. My rubric doesn’t leave much leeway for spoken verse.
However one poet named Elas Giordano is brilliant, and I enjoy all of his stuff. So I took one of my favorite Giordano poems, added a soundtrack and over-dramatic narration, and threw in some cartoons to boot.
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