I Don't Want to Write a Poem Today
23 June 2009
I don't want to write a poem today.
Bad dreams litter the landscape,
like broken branches, scattered leaves,
and the corpses of yesterday's intentions,
and I don't know how to describe it all.
I don't want to sing a song today.
My voice is cracked and uneven,
the notes do not ring properly,
the lyrics are malformed in the mouth,
and the guitar strings are broken.
I do want to run away today.
I feel like running away, escaping
the expectations I've set for myself,
becoming a hermit in some faraway cave.
I don't want to write a poem today,
but I can't seem to stop myself.
The words keep flowing like a runaway
rush of water from a broken dam.
© 2009, Satya J. Gabriel