Fragments of a Poet

Illness eats at the mind
as well as the body —
images erupting
full of clever color
and then shedding, falling,
like scale drop from a fish
infected with fungus —
all around the writer
glitter invisible
sands littered with sparkle,
unwritten ideas
soothed, smoothed, and forgotten.

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2 responses to “Fragments of a Poet

  1. I like this creative process description – images of papers crumpled, retrieved and smoothed out

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