words, somedays they elude me
strolling on by, leaving me
standing at the intersection of aphonic and speechless
that’s problematic for a poet
no words, no poem
on second thought, there are words
but not so lyrical or gesticular
not about anything stirring me
just words like a dull knife
unable to make a clean cut into reality
find the muse within
that’s what the poetry cookbook says
since when does betty crocker write poetry?
inner bard, poetaster, rhymester…
all on vacation this morning
even harder to finish a poem
with no apparent reason to be, but
when you’ve come this far
there’s no turning back
for today, mum’s the word
10 thoughts on “Mum’s the Word”
Floots: Thanks. Mum indeed!
Andrew: Thanks. So it seems. It didn’t start out that way though.
Kai: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed this one.
and what better word to hang onto 🙂
“words, somedays they elude me”
didn’t happen to you on this one, though!
Aurora: Thanks. Glad you liked this one.
Utterly charming, Don!
Dan: Thanks. Yes indeed I did.
I think you just wrote a poem about not being able to write a poem.