Twitter Approaches Poetry

Shitmydadsays is the best use of Twitter I’ve ever encountered. A 28 year old lives with his 73 year old father and simply quotes him periodically.

Here’s a sample:

“Don’t touch the bacon, it’s not done yet. You let me handle the bacon, and i’ll let you handle..what ever it is you do. I guess nothing.”

“The dog is not bored, it’s a fucking dog. It’s not like he’s waiting for me to give him a fucking rubix cube. He’s a god damned dog.”

“It’s watering plants, Justin. You just take a God damned hose and you put it over the plant. You don’t even pay rent, just do it. Shit.”

“The dog is an outside dog. You want an inside dog, you go get your own inside.”

“They serve Jim Beam on airplanes. Tastes like piss. You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, because you drink shit. I don’t.”

Spinoffs?

Lots of possibilities:

  • Shitmyteachersays
  • Shitmykidsays
  • Shitmyassholeboyfriendsays
  • Shitmycoworkersays

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Twitter Approaches Poetry

  1. Andrew says:

    Reply: Diffrent, Here’s one of mine

    THE EMPTY CHAIR

    A view without a scene

    A play missing the lead actor

    A movie searching for the script

    Chairs at a table for two less one

    Sharing with ones self is never really sharing

    Experience digested alone results in bile

    Single or singular are things dismissed

    One is the loneliness number and wanting to be

    The heart beats one at a time but many by minute

    A rhythm starts with a single beat

    Joined by others to form a chorus

    Improvising in order to lead others to believe

    Musical chairs always leaves one without

    A purpose without cause or desire

    Cause missing the action it invokes

    A leader preaching to an empty congregation

    Being in love will always require another

    Selfish wishes filled only by one

    A chair for one or anyone to enjoy

    Dreaming to fill, the other in hopes of

    Loving a landscape or dreamscape or the lure

    Without occupying the chair, reason is lost

    Loving to fill your heart or the empty chair

    Fulfilling a void of empty heart or house

    A chair occupied by body, soul, or just love, is filled

  2. santitafarella says:

    Andrew:

    I see what you’re doing. Yes, that does make for an interesting way to use Twitter (as a place to brainstorm a word or phrase over time).

    Hmm.

    —Santi

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