That would make a lovely titled for a volume of my poem, wouldn't it? "When the Hard Meets the Moist: Collected Poems by Ben Nardolilli 1979 - 2005." Or it could be the title of my Memoirs. "When the Hard Meets the Moist, Ben Nardolilli in Montclair, New Jersey." Either way, I'd have to clear the title with Walter Ruhlmann. His latest collection of poems from other authors (including me) is out.
In honor of National Poetry Month here's a poem that I wrote. You can't see it here. You have to go to Drown in My Own Fears. In terms of genesis, this one I think I can explain. I was inspired by the Wichita Vortex Sutra. I obviously expanded on a theme form there, sort of the same way the classical composers would work off one another's opuses. It might have been a cut-up. I'm not sure. It's been a while and I've written a hell of a lot of poetry since then. Roughly 3,500 pages. Anyway, read what I've linked to and enjoy it, or be disgusted, either way be MOVED by it people.