I think didactic poems end up meeting the same fate as sentimental ones: left alone to shrivel. I get why some writers might want to do it, but it shows a distrust of the reader. Readers are smart; once they realize you don’t trust them, there’s nowhere else to go.

My name anagrams to “a man becomes.” I love movies and Kurt Vonnegut. I don’t understand how anagrams work.

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