Poetry evokes thoughtfulness, a level of reflection, necessary to put words and rhythms in the right places. I whip off a few hundred words in fifteen minutes and call it a day. It's not that there's anything wrong with either of these approaches, but when I've just read poetry I start thinking maybe I'm poetic too, and then I want to write all these flowery little passages chock full of metaphors and shit and it all comes out badly and sucks and I hate it.
Writing is bullshit. I should've been a linebacker.