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With the most abject apologies to Mr. Poe...Oh, well, he'll get over it.

WRITER'S BLOCK

Each night in dread anticipation
I await a visitation
By a guest named, "Inspiration".

Sequestered in my smoke-filled den
Prepared to quickly let him in,
If he should visit me again.

As minutes crawl and hours fly,
Without his having yet stopped by,
I remind myself that I...

On many a long and barren night
Swore I'd give in without a fight
And "Nevermore!" attempt to write.

Yet, here I sit, awake once more,
As so many nights before,
Mind a blank, eyes red and sore.

Perhaps he needs this indication
Of my unceasing dedication,
To this, my chosen avocation.

In truth, I think it's in his head
To come when most of night has fled,
And I've given up and gone to bed.

8/28/83
**Published in The Advocate, 1993**


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Hurst, TX 75138

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