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Nothing "How can you write poetry?" he asked. These days, I would have told him to fuck off, tried to beat him to the insult, but at the time I said, "What do you mean?" "Poetry has to be about something," he said. "You arenít about anything." No one is about anything and poetry is always about nothing. The only reason we can say that poetry isnít a waste of time is the fact that everything else is.