It's the beginning of March and I haven't written a new poem since December, so it's time to get to work. I am going to set a small goal for what I want to accomplish writing-wise by the end of April. Let's say 6 new poems, substantially complete by May 1. I'll be mobilizing cadres, re-educating counter-revolutionary forces, doubling rice production through strategic acts of Marxist self-criticism, and calling it The Great Spring Leap Forward.
Onward to May Day! Onward to the ultimate victory of Poetry!
But first, a short essay.