What is plot? Margaret Atwood’s great comment!

Food for thought…. This poet wrote, about her poem “Evangelize Your Love: “I was thinking of Atwood’s story ‘Happy Endings.’ At the end of the story, the narrator defines plot as ‘a what and a what and a what. Now try How and Why.’ I love that.”

–Jillian Weise, from my Poem-a-Day subscription from the Academy of American Poets

From her poem, about affairs, sexting and tweets – whats and whys and hows woven together:

“News comes on, news goes off, taxes.
“At some point, he stopped kissing me
on the neck.” She needs to write
her Goals Statement. “He promised.”
More or less. “How can I live like this?”
the three of them in unison.”

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