Au contraire about the writing.
Jordan Bray
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Bondage

i personally find writing and bondage to be exactly alike/ i feel tied up by the rules, and i have broken most of them, nevertheless, being strung up by any community is still being strung up, my churchyard tits and the dogs are blind/ thumbs up to anyone, anywhere who can actually finish any book they have written; they all come at a cost, a hardening of the eyes, an echo inside your head/ masochism and the plague/ the sleeping sickness of the mainstream book/ don’t do this if you don’t have to/ and as for the ones who have to write, or they might go mad, go mad, indifferent, and eventually they make the virtues of necessity foregone conclusions and not a referendum/ my own resolve is to call all of it poetry, gravitas at the ballot-box, the good books are outfitted with brooding, suspicion, the havoc of loss, and a book of revised poems, the galleys and the dispatch/