I guess this serves as a warning. To the friends and the loved ones members of an active social order wanting a life of something more than disorder.
Poetry is not a breath. It is not an escape into a lesser abyss that leaves you scratch free. Or an opening and interesting guarantee.
Instead it grabs inwardly at you. It coaxes the trolls from the deepest corners of the forest that you had long since banished and left behind and wanted to rid your mind of and never wanted to see again.
The fire that had been stomped out is reborn.
The crashing waves that broke the ship fight again.
And poetry reopens the wounds that you had hoped would heal with time and with suppression that had once filled and consumed with aggression.
Poetry is anger.
Poetry leaves the poet drowning in a river of currents when it flows but out in the baking sun when it stops.