Stop and listen to a song. Really listen. These musicians, they are our modern day poets. I get it if you want to say, “but hey, people still write poetry.” Yeah, but c’mon, we’ve all studied that at some point in our lives, and I don’t consider myself a poorly read individual, but I will readily admit that I don’t understand poetry. So these songs that these incredible young people are writing, these are our new poetic archives. Better yet, trace them back all the way through music. It’s all poetry.

So sometimes you dance and get lost in the jam. Other times though, other times you should slow down and dig on the lyrics. These scruffy looking young folks with patches on their jeans, guitars in their hands and ciggarettes in their mouths, they’re damn clever wordsmiths. Let yourself be impressed by that. Just like a good poem, a good song lyric can get you through some shit. So here’s a song for all the aspiring young poets out there. Keep writing, keep strumming, and hopefully that keeps everyone dancing. Because without poetry, words just get us by…