I think I've just figured out that... I can achieve poetry in my essays (and general non-fiction items), but not write poems proper. Maybe it is easier for poetry to pop up in my prose because the reader does not expect it and so that makes it sorta striking. Like that evangelist guy on late night tv commercials who says "My friend, when you've come to the end of yourself..." - Whoa, I thought, when I first saw him on the telly. Who'da thought an infomercial could be so existentially poetic? Impressive, because unexpected. Nuffa this. I'm going to bed now.