How to Write A Poem
Open your hands
And lift them high into the air
Breathe in, breathe out.
What flashes across consciousness?
Grab it now, before it fades
Write it down, don’t be afraid.
A fragment here, a picture there
The words you wished you’d heard
Put them together, let it flow like a river.
Let it run over every old wall
Built of scab-bricks
And past every jealous and cowardly demon within.
You can sing to the whole world
In one instant now.
A billion at a time.
What if one percent,
Just one percent
Fall in love with you?