2022-02-15T15:27:41-08:00June 16th, 2011|Creativity|

Stockpile of bits

I am a pantry of ingredients
for a novel:
dusty plots,
characters named Clare and Milligan,
an ending in an airport.

For now it is enough,
this stockpile of bits,
journals full of arcs
and dialogue,
that I can nibble on these
in a creative emergency.

But I am aware
I may never
string them together,
that tiresome effort
of setting and theme
and all the little words
in between.

When a person dies
is not their pantry
often still full?

I prefer to eat
fresh words
each day
but it is nice
to know
the back shelf
is full.

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