I heard the other day that people don't read poetry to learn. I couldn't say about people but it's what I'm doing when I eat a poem. I teach my linguist gut bacteria to mimic philosopher neurons whose proteins metabolize at the rate I exercise my eyes. I write them to learn, primarily, too. When I meet someone, I write a poem. But they're they author I'm merely an interpreter of attenuated impressions from their spaces and their words.