Tonight was me and the wonderful Charles von Tagen sitting in a local coffee shop working with 5 of each others poems for three hours.
He said, "Good writing should be a mirror. The reader reads it, puts it down, then comes back to it later with a new set of experiences, interpreting it differently. That's why Prufrock is so good. We discussed it in class a month ago, but my interpretation has already changed since then. How could it stay the same when I have changed?"
I'm now ready for cookies, milk, and the underworld of Vice City.