How about be sappy & corny & sadRuss Woods, “Notes to a Young Poet,” from H_NGM_N’s project of the same name (via nps2013)
& awful & pretentious & obvious & dumb.
Because all the best poems
are at least three of these things.
It isn’t that we should quit being sentimental.
It’s that we should get super good at it.
Our hearts are eighteen hungry wolves
that are okay saying things about ‘our hearts.’