Ian Hatcher

Yes should be the answer to every question

Isn't this the shit that you wanted to hear? It is.
When you died my dad forgot to pay all of his bills

I have seen the illustrious boys circulating peacefully.
Their lucid bodies coming on home, bathing in the light.
Above all else I feel that this too, could be the reason that you don't know me from the others.

My soulful lust eats away at my dignity

Opening Sources is an internet poem written continuously by anonymous authors. You may click any word and alter it to whatever else you'd prefer. Your changes will appear instantly to anyone else with the site open and be visible to subsequent readers.

You are encouraged to try to "improve" the poem you found here. What this might mean is up to you.

The writing process began in April 2008. Edits are not monitored for content or logged. Once overwritten, previous versions of the poem disappear forever.

On occasions this poem is read live as a performance. In these events, the poem is projected on a screen and the audience is invited to edit the text while it is read aloud repeatedly. A loop of feedback forms as the audience takes uncertain control over its collective voice.

— Ian Hatcher / ianhatcher.net