‘That Clever Line’ is a collection of poems dealing with the mixed emotions of love and pain. It was inspired primarily by one muddled experience. In the summer of 2000, a girl I had been dating seriously was in a severe car accident only days before I was probably going to break up with her. I still had feelings for her, but knew the relationship was a dead end. Love, concern, heartbreak, and anger all find a place in different pieces of the narrative.