The World, I Guess
If you don’t write it down, the poem will go away again,
back to wherever it came from, maybe a dead person
or Mars. Even if you’re doing something else, like trying
to have a bowel movement, as is often the case with me,
not meaning to be vulgar or comical, but
a planetoid is another possibility, if that’s the right word.
Think about all the poor mute Miltons who had something
else to do; they could have changed the world,
or at least the poetry world, or North America. But
even if you write it down, here’s the problem, you will be
mis-writing, because you are mis-reading. You have to accept that
if you want to spend a life at this job.