by Michael Williams
Michael writes: I am a senior at Armstrong Atlantic State University and will graduate in December with a degree in English. I call it the starving person's degree because it's good for everything and good for nothing. I have really only been writing poetry seriously for about a year and I am haunted by the Ice Cream Emperor, stegosaur saints, the Bubble Gum Khan, and barbarian bankers. One day I will do them justice.
As for "Deconstruction" I am afraid there really is no story to tell. I wrote it in English class because the teacher was boring me shitless with his stupid, pointless lectures. I must have written about a dozen poems in his class. I let it sit for a while and then revised it after Allen Ginsberg died. I delight in neologisms and this poem was a beginning attempt in this literary technique.