How to write a poem
Get a pen and get a notebook and open the pen and open the notebook and sit down.
Title it: [insert awesome title]. Try: “How to Write a Poem.”
Take mental breather. Look…
Sometimes you’re writing
and there’s a bright light in your eyes so you can’t really see
so you go to adjust the lamp
and the whole thing just comes apart in your hand and the white light
and you realize this thing has been broken for years
and before that it wasn’t even yours
you just wandered into a new york apartment at one point
and it was just waiting for you
The frustrating moment
is having things-to-say hide
just out of reach
behind this big gray amorphous blob that i call DOUBT
even though your brain is BURSTING with HARD TRUTHS
that the world Begs to hear
and to see
and to touch and taste and squeeze
new york happens in a moment
you haven’t missed it. it’s a long one. if you’re here, you’re in it.
it’s happening to all of us, right now.
i’m here to tell you to go get your goddamn don’t-die-pizza, stat.
before you don’t survive this moment
before you miss the rest of it
before we all ‘remember’ you
before you’re a…