addiction is like this

sometimes there is nothing else except for the pen, the ink,
the paper, me, and the muse

Or get modern. Sometimes there is nothing but me the
monitor, the keyboard, the words, and sweet inspiration

looking at the blank paper
looking at the blank screen

watching the words take shape
something comes out of nowhere

a moment to allow for effect
then immediately
on to the next

junkies know this

so do writers

so do you

  — Father Luke (b. 1959), American poet. Reprinted with permission.
  — For more, see FatherLuke.com