Press Conference

2nd Question

Jose…how are you feeling today?

I don’t know man. I’m not feeling any particular way. Umm I am happy that many people are now reading my writing. And we’ll see what the verdict is. Do more people than not agree that this is what life is like for them.

But wait if I could just interrupt for a moment…some of the stuff you say is just plain off putting. Do you see any value in that? I don’t understand so if you could just –

Yeah. Well, umm…if people find what I write off putting, so be it. I just hope those people can compartmentalize and appreciate other aspects of my writing. And really I just hope for empathy for both the good and bad.

Wow that may be alot to ask for, sir.

Ok. Next question.

Looking back on everything that’s happened…do you have any regrets?

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Press Conference

1st Question

Jose, umm, what would you be doing if you weren’t a writer?

Umm…honestly I think I would have been a farmer…yeah most likely…I like to farm. I farm good. I’m just blessed, man, that this writing shit presented itself as an opportunity to improve my surroundings and get out of the situation I was in. I don’t think I would have achieved the same success through farming. But I mean…that’s probably what I would have ended up doing if it wasn’t for writing..

Thank you.

Next question.

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Poetry

Metropolis Blues

Metropolis blues
The Metra moves lives
The sigh of a construction
Worker. The stale smile of a crossing
Guard. In the cold standing mostly
Idle. Tidal, the app. Headphones
Rubbing the window. Relaxed as the bus
Rolls at a Pace one can sleep to

Metropolis blues
An orangutan the zoo
Escaped. On Michigan Ave
On the loose is He
Be aware. Media social
Posting this ape going
Postal. Workers stop at my door
Yesterday I received an even more
Unsightly bill than the day before
Today it’s like, “wait there’s more”

Metropolis blues
Briefcases clap
Against calfs
And swing like a hammer
If hammers could swing
I would nail
The broad in the red
Metropolis blues

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