CUT TO MY INTERIOR MONOLOGUELike a polio shoe!Like a polio shoe? That's definitely not okay to say.Ever? What if there's no one in the shoe? What if it were, like, dropped on the floor by a doctor?It still doesn't sound okay.Now I feel bad, and I'm sorry for thinking it! I wonder why it's okay to talk about iron lungs but not okay to talk about polio shoes.Because I'm pretty sure there are six or seven poets alive right now who would actually die if they weren't allowed to use iron lungs as a metaphor for, like, society.Do I even know what a polio shoe looks like?Whoa, that's certainly not what I was picturing. I was thinking of something clunky and black, like what Herman Munster wears, or Tom Cruise.Wait a minute--no one else is calling it a polio shoe. Is that something I made up?I should probably donate to a polio charity at this point.If I took a twenty dollar bill and wrote, "FOR POLIO" on it, that money would be "for polio," but it wouldn't be a donation. God that is meta. But maybe it would raise awareness.Then more people would understand that it isn't okay to compare things to polio shoes.CUT AWAY FROM MY INTERIOR MONOLOGUE
...like a polio shoe. From this moment forth, I'm going to write, "my poems have gonna appeared," instead. Who's with me???