2012-04-09T09:25:55-07:00April 9th, 2012|Creativity|

Don’t mistake creativity for magic

Don’t mistake creativity for magic
or the effluent of a big brain
it is not delicate or nimble

it is a show of nerve

they say if you run into a cougar
look him in the eyes
raise your arms over your head so you look big
and face him the whole time
you retreat

it’s like this with art
the beast is not your inner critic
it’s your weariness

it takes muscle to pin down the right word
and stamina to wait
for the flow

you will feel impatience stalk you
aching to collapse the tension
be done with it

but your creativity needs a hero
so stare down the apathy
there is originality inside you
slowly gaining steam.

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