Arlene Angs Comments
My addiction to the series stemmed from my Facebook interactions with Law & Order pusher, Ellen Parker. Shed probably defend herself in court by pointing out that I already had addiction tendencies because of my childhood dream to become a detective. However, I only used NCIS and occasionally CSIwhich concentrate more on forensic evidenceand never mind-bending stuff like L&O. And so I frittered away September 2009 by consuming all eight seasons of Criminal Intent in bed, with burnt popcorn and the not-so-occasional wine. Most of these poems are the result of rehab activities, which include poetry submissions, L.A. bar-hopping, and studies on how to perform the perfect Goren Lean in daily life.
In particular, Want was inspired by a Criminal Intent episode of the same title. The idea that a person would be driven to cannibalism because of a desire to connect with others just fascinated me. In this poem, I simply inverted the roles because women have as much murder and loneliness in their heads as men, if not more.