Some quick definitions for each, as I interpreted them:
Poet – a person who creates and cannot do otherwise.
Piranha – a person who does not create and consumes creations.
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First off, I find it interesting that there must be creation to live. I like that. At least it’s human to always be surrounded by created things, and enjoy them from either side of the divide.
Second off, I don’t think these are static figures. I’ll use myself as an example. Right now – 10/22/2022 or in that range – I am closer to being a piranha than a poet. I see that as a waste, however. I’d like to change that. Which leads to…
Third off, it’s really fucking hard to swim against the current. To change who you are with a destination (or the idea of one) in mind. I suppose that’s what I signed up for, though. And I do want to be closer to a poet than a piranha.
Fourth off, I can become a poet. Perhaps not literally, like a poet that can write poetry or suffer a big ‘ol identity death, but like someone who makes things for others and me.
Fifth off, I need a better list format.