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Entries in poems about writing (10)

Sunday
Mar262017

werewolves

i spent the morning

reading bukowski to a class

reminding them and myself

that writers are werewolves

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Saturday
Feb252017

advice

i told an aspiring poet

not to pull

his punches

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Friday
Sep302016

the 400s 

i’m well into the 400s

and i still don’t feel

          like a

          POET

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Thursday
Jul092015

The Cold Season

Two or three times a year

The winters hit me

Scare away all the meat and bones

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Tuesday
Jul072015

Ashes on the Page

there’s cigarette ash

on the pages

of this notebook

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Wednesday
Apr152015

Untitled

My curse is that

It’s always there

Staring at me

An ugly pig dog

With the hands of apes

And two stork legs

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Wednesday
Jan142015

Writing Instructions

It’s a fist fight

They’ll try to take it from you

The world will conspire against you

The universe’s cruel attention on you alone

And then it will be you

                        Standing in your way

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Tuesday
Jan222013

Stories

At our birth

We shouted all the stories we will tell

            In one glorious peal

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Tuesday
Dec182012

Damn This Pen is Heavy

And writing that title a commitment

To a late night poem

In a smoky room where my grumbling stomach

Croaks like a bullfrog

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Thursday
Aug162012

Not Unlike Wiping Your Ass

I speak to those who know

Writing and shitting are mostly the same

Each is a violent gut reaction

            To something you ingested out in the wide world

Both natural

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