For the likes of me ....
Never worry about the reader, what the reader can understand. When you are writing, glance over your shoulder, and you'll find there is no reader. Just you and the page. Feel lonely? Good. Assuming you can write clear English sentences, give up all worry about communication. If you want to communicate, use the telephone.
"Writing Off the Subject"
from The Triggering Town by Richard Hugo
I am indebted to my friend Violet Trimble-Hartnett for bringing this to my attention this week.