My favorite poem of all time is Lawrence Raab's "Attack of the Crab Monsters". This poem has been my favorite for more than 20 years, surpassing even my Sharon Olds crush. It has everything that belongs in the perfect poem (I think): a sense of humor, a sense of context -- it is based on the actual movie "Attack of the Crab Monsters", 1957 -- so it places the reader and poem in a very specific B movie scene -- surreal elements -- which work wonders on the unconscious (very important in poems ((to me)), a lovely flow from stanza to stanza -- great and surprising enjambments. Moreover, the pace and syntax work wonders and the second and first person make it intimate and funny. Plus: it says some really true things about love, how it can make you feel like a monster. Who has not wanted to say, at one point or another to a loved one "Sweetheart, put down your flamethrower"?