I'm bringing forward this note by Jim McCrary from the comment section of an earlier post:
"thanks for noticeing, tom. and i do have this additional thought....my beef is with those who CALL for poetry in order to CHANGE the world...i.e. "end the war". and as usual because i am a poet who doesnt 'try harder' i left too much out of the post. "
I'm sorry to disagree with my friend, but my beef is with those who don't call for poetry to change the world (somehow, even a little, but more would be better).