Break This!

What good are line breaks? Are they the only thing that separates a poem from an essay? Are they somehow better than a comma, less obtrusive than a quarter-rest? If the timing's so important, you could stick a ?/4(free time) in the front and slap the words on a staff. Then you could break it up into alto, bass, and treble parts, so those bastards with squeaky voices can't say the best parts. Or women. But no, you want to use line breaks! Well, I refuse. And don't go calling this an essay, not a poem. I don't go calling you a critic.

4-19-99