Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:36 PM

4:15 PM 1/30/14

Thursday, January 30, 2014
5:36 PM

The afternoon shadows fall
eerily this time of day
I muttered to myself
something dark and unprecocious
What then would there be
to write about
I am not gifted with the art
of making others laugh-
neither with much of
an imagination
and I made myself laugh-
No one told me
I didn’t have to live
such a tragedy
although I have been told
once or twice that I’m a gifted writer
so what’s the difference?
I could have been
working on my process the whole time
instead of searching for the saddest word
to end a poem.