5 Minutes

There is only so much
you can learn about the Word
through books.

The rest you learn through
drinking,
fucking,
and getting the shit beat out of you.

Poetry is the exception,
but only if it can be read
and understood
in less than 5 minutes.

Poetry,
stripped back to its guts
can tell the story of life
far better than the novel.
This is because life is a series of events that last only seconds
or maybe a few minutes.

You can drink a beer in five minutes, you can deep kiss your lover in a minute,
you live life in minutes
not years
or days
or even hours.

Read poetry

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