Why are we speaking in tongues /
why are we not splitting the atom?
You’ve taken a stick to the proverbial bush,
but still haven’t told me who you are,
or how the snow feels on your skin,
or where you hide during thunderstorms,
or what your earliest memory of failure is.
I don’t know you yet, Teige,
but I know your games.
– Aaron Kent
Know my games:
1. I like list poems
2. I wrote this outside underneath a sycamore tree
3. I live in London
4. I once read an issue of Potato Review and I may have enjoyed it.
5. If coffee burns my throat, I may just throw it out with the computer I am writing this on
6. If I normally write in a notebook, why am I writing on a computer?
7. I eat cereal with a soup spoon
8. My name is pronounced similarly to an animal in a famous Blake poem
9. . . . . . . . .
10. Guilt. I don’t like it. Gotta fill in the gaps somehow
13. I hope you saw the pun in this line.
15. Going to the ATM, the ghost of monies past jumps out at me from the card slot
16. ‘Dude. There’s no point.’
17. I hope you like games Aaron.
– Teige Maddison