So I learned
that for an effective blog
you’re supposed to add a picture
to go along with each post.
Now I know,
I’ve heard the statistics
that claim people are x% more likely to remember
words tied to a graphic than words not,
y% more likely to have a positive impression
of words associated with a graphic,
and I like my friends’ blogs
who have pictures.
I don’t know—
I don’t know if you just troll the internet
for pictures related to that about which you write.
I don’t know anything about copy-write stuff for graphics.
And I’d rather use my time writing than searching anyway.
So I think to myself,
I don’t hear people telling poets
their poems need pictures.
Most sermons aren’t illustrated …
though that may be changing.
But we still do have this idea, do we not?,
that you graduate from picture books
to chapter books—
chapter books without pictures.
I’m supposed to add pictures.
Maybe I will one day.