to a reading last night. I read a brand new poem and one that is posted here: un petit morte. I was told that when I read the latter, I should include a preamble. I tend to want my work to stand on its own. I want to let people listen to it and try to understand it with their own lives and concerns in play. However, everyone would have laughed a lot more if I’d told them that this is a french euphamism for an orgasm.