secrets of the creative process

it gets dark early now.
i think of braiding my hair.
i drink three shots of whiskey instead.
i watch a show about UFOs.
i watch a different show with a theist talking quickly
and an atheist looking impatient.
both make me laugh.
i lay in the grass and listen to music.
i write a poem then throw it out.
repeat six more times.
read the chosen poem ten times.
edit.
read again and again until i hate it.
throw it out.

another shot of whiskey.
write this poem.
read it too many times.
decide i hate it.
decide not to throw it out anyways.

dance and shiver outside.
smoke a cigarette.
roll in the grass.
it gets dark.
the night is wild with wind;
sharp and powerful.
i realize it is beautiful.
i feel nothing.
go inside.
i watch a show about UFOs.
laugh harder than before.

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