Jared and I are talking (in person) about the meaning of enjambment as it relates to prose writing that does not deliberately concern itself with enjambment.
It’s difficult to logically say that enjambment is meaningful in poetry but not in prose.
My response to this conversation has been to enjamb a passage of prose, in this case from page 106 of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Which follows.
The place was full
Of cops. I saw this at a glance.
Most of them were just
Standing around, trying to look
Dressed exactly alike in their cut-
Rate Vegas casuals: plaid
Bermuda shorts, Arnie Palmer
Golf shirts and hairless white
Legs tapering down to rubberized
It was a terrifying scene
To walk into-a super stakeout
Of some kind.
If I hadn’t known about the conference
My mind might have snapped.
You got the impression that
somebody was going to be gunned down
In a blazing crossfire at any moment-
Maybe the entire Manson Family.