So today, he called my poem "boring" and "ordinary" and "nothing special." Well, he mumbled these things, anyway.
It was a poem about a seventy-some year old man with a young, non-gender specific lover. And he's all, "Yeah, old man with a young girl, who cares."
I have no major problems with being criticized (although I'm sure there are some people who think differently about me). And this wasn't a poem I was real pleased with anyway. But I was like, are you kidding me? Oh, uh, sorry I didn't have them fucking so you get off on some sort of vicarious freak show. Because a sexual relationship can only be described in terms of sex, amirite? And this from a kid who writes the most shitty and pretentious "minimalist" poetry I've ever had direct contact with. Seriously, I want to write a parody and bring it in. It would go something like this:
i know how
i love you