because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

virtue of the starving artist

some days I get worn out

by the balance of life,

fall asleep exhausted and

dreamless but

am up again suddenly and

before the sounding

of the alarm, terrified

that I won’t awake

hungry enough

to feed the tortured

soul of the poet who

paces in time with my pulse,

thumbs through the pages

of my right brain

and finds nothing

more of interest.

6 responses

  1. a situation familiar to many writers I am sure

    October 1, 2008 at 1:23 pm

  2. newcolour

    Not only to writers, I would add

    October 5, 2008 at 10:13 am

  3. yes indeed! Wonderful words!

    October 6, 2008 at 1:17 am

  4. soulintention

    great image of the fear many writers awake with —

    October 13, 2008 at 2:21 pm

  5. I’m with you on this also. I had this experience all weekend. I cycle from total exhaustion to just plain tired.

    Dave Barber

    October 14, 2008 at 11:47 am

  6. colorsiveneverseen

    this one is great too…i just realized this morning that i haven’t written any poetry this month. okay, like one poem that isn’t good at all. thanks for reminding me. what i need is some writing time.

    October 24, 2008 at 8:28 am


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