Take a cutting from life
Using wit like a sharpened tool
Sweep the dusty past
Out of the corners
That always get missed
Poke the wasp’s nest
With your pen
Even though you know
That’s a bad idea.
Grab the elusive words
Before they get lost
In the noise of the mundane
Use language like a beam
To light darkened doors

#18 in 30 Poems for September

11 thoughts on “How to write a poem

  1. Indeed, all those things and a plethora of more, as thoughts spring from imagination and become words, that become poetry, with you at the helm from whirlpools to the edge of the world.

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