To Decide Whether


to impose some sort of order

to barrage with input
to strobe on and off

to mention in their proper places
to blame for the unseriousness

to find new ways
to ensure continued watching

to shape how you want
to create a certain impression

to condense what’s important
to say stuff like this

to decide whether
to try and manage

to make narratives
Source: “Smarter Than You Think.” The New York Review of Books. (A review of David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.)

MARGO ROBY is starting her final year in Atlanta as she prepares to move to San Antonio, when her husband retires next summer. She writes and wonders how the new life will affect her poetry. But, she writes.

1 Comment

  • September 4, 2013

    Winston Plowes

    Margo – The repetition you have used here works to emphasise and build a rhythm. Good job