Archive for May, 2010

Put Down the Ratchet and Walk Away

Posted in Stuff I assume other people care about, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 2010/05/27 by jamiejthomas

I think you can take a manuscript and keep tightening it . . . and keep tightening it . . . and keep . . . until you squeeze the life out of it/smother it/shovel ash over it/piss on the fire. I’m going to stop ratcheting down on it now. And I’m going to stop mixing my metaphors. For awhile.

Or maybe I’ll just jockey a couple of poems around one more time/shave the length/take it to the mechanics i mean the doctors I mean the surgeon, the tree surgeon, the fixer, the baker, the candlestick maker.

Shutting up now. For real. This is me shutting up.