Freedom of speech is not only the right to say as you please, it is also the right to have what you say contested, and where it does not accord with reason - refuted, or with sense - ridiculed.
I was born with my eyes turned inward.
A poem without metaphor is a gelding; useless to nightmares.
Metaphor is a slippery eel, if it wasn't for its shock I'd stick to the easy catch of prose.
Being there doesn't mean I'm present. I exist only in words. I want to be transmuted fully to white page and ink.
I wouldn't give ten gallons of my own piss for clear sentence that gives the sense of a tree as a tree, when I revel in the nonsense of its being my own Grandfather, a letter from yesterday, or a masturbating fist.