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Fiction versus poetry, simplified

Yesterday, I wrote two poems. Not that I’m a poet, I consider myself a fiction/short story person, but poems seem to come easy. They are kind of like masturbation — Just for yourself when you feel like it, not much thought put into it. Fiction is like sex — short stories being quickies with strangers in convenience store bathrooms and novels being hot long-term relationship sex, where you both know just how to press each other’s buttons.

And by ‘buttons’, I mean ‘naughty bits’.