Friday, April 15, 2011
A BRIEF BUT INSPIRING THREE-QUESTION INTERVIEW
L: I have an interview and I have to get three questions over to my friend because he's waiting.
Z: Well, just give them to me and I'll tell you the answers.
L: I'm sorry?
Z: Go on. Just ask me. I can tell you what you need to know.
L: Uh . . . okay. Well, why are some of your poems easy to understand and others aren't?
Z: Because I'm unique.
Z: I said I would give you the answers and I was right, wasn't I?
L: You were.
Z: Well what's the second question?
L: The second question is, 'What do you think makes a good poem?'
Z: A good poem is . . . your way.
L: Oooh, that's a good answer.
Z: I told you, see? I'm giving you everything you need. What's the last one?
L: The last one is 'What are you working on now?'
Z: What am I working on now?
L: Yeah, what are you working on?
Z: Oh. [Nods] My work is writing. [Slower and louder.] WRI-TING. That's my work.