Write until you’re tired.
~Janice M. P.
Write till no more words
come out of your pen.
Till the skin wears off your fingers.
Write through the banal, the tedium,
the common feelings every animal knows.
There are no new feelings.
Even love is old.
Write until the metaphors are used up,
until the symbols are nothing but stupid.
Write until there is nothing left.
Not a wish, not a thought, not a care.
Then start the poem.