Thanks, Efe.
Mike Essig
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I fully agree… when I was younger, I used to think poetry needed to be deciphered by the reader for the hidden gems. Maybe it was the way my English teacher used to make us pick apart each word and line from Shakespeare to “understand what he was trying to say.”

So I wrote poems that were literally written to be a mind fuck… but as I matured and grew into my own style of writing, I realised that being clear and concise was more impactful… after all, like Erykah Badu says, “what good do your words do if they can’t understand you?”

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