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What is the register in which you write, and how do other people register it. I once read a book by the poet Hannah Gamble and liked it OK, and saw her picture and found her very beautiful. I listened to interviews she did, and heard her say she admired South Park because they're not afraid of making fun of everything, including themselves. I wanted her, if I ever met her, to like me, and I knew from experience that writing a love poem about a girl that is nothing but in praise of her comes across creepy and lame to intelligent people. So I wrote a poem making fun of her, in the hope that she would appreciate it. And she did end up hearing about it. And she contacted me and let me know that she didn't like it. And I acted foolishly and talked like an idiot like I always do with women I admire and am attracted to. . . . But my point is, why is it so hard to register the way you want to register? And . . . I seem to not have much of a problem registering with people the way I want to register. Yet I tend to wan

Everything I do, say and write is in the register of these awkward moments that can't be avoided. I had written something very detailed exact to what I was trying to express, but it didn't post. So I forgot how I worded it. And now it's lost forever. But I'd planned on saying that someone once said of Henry Miller that There is no subject and he is its poet. And with me, there is an awkward subject and I am its poet. An awkward subject based on awkward situations that are always unavoidable. I used to say that I was the King of All Losers, or that I was the king of awkward situations. Now anyone with a portable phone with a video camera can document awkward situations, no matter how hot their girlfriend is, and be considered legit.

I wonder why so many people are uptight and judgmental at the same time that they're liberal and hippy-open with the flow. And so register is still relevant. Comedy is still relevant, and satire, even though everbody's hip to everything and above everything.
I used to write in binary on an old cash register,
punching ones and zeros until I realized
I wasn't making a profit.

It was then that I registered for Social Security.
I made up that I was insane in a twelve page letter
to the Minister of Finance explaining my intent to kill him
in order to spark a transition to a cashless society.

Now my meals are paid for.
If you had posted this apart from being a response to my post, it would be registered in a slightly different register. Your poem is pretty good, I know this because while I was reading it I was wondering if you were quoting somebody famous. Maybe you were, and I just didn't get the reference. Otherwise, it's a good poem.
I stole the poem from you, Sam Beckett, and William Burroughs. I think the story would make a good heist film.
Just don't set your hat on a bed.