my O poem was well received in class this afternoon, although i don’t think they understood that it was just a fun poem and not a heavy-handed diatribe on the state of the world. their suggestions for other words with O that i could add included honor, god, blood, ozone, and loneliness. i was thinking more along the lines of roller coasters and coca-cola. but whatever.

i think that my consecutive reading of the age of innocence, long day’s journey into night, death of a salesman, hard times, and wuthering heights is dampening my general outlook. next up are the great gatsby and a streetcar named desire, so that i can have loads of fun thinking about the idealization of broken dreams. yay.