|A Real Stinker ...|
Stinkers and Gems
Sometimes, I write a real stinker ...
sometimes, I write a nice gem.
More often than not, it’s a mixture of both
that somehow escapes through my pen.
I know what to do with the good ones,
& the stinkers will all crash and burn,
but what do I do with the ones that are both?
It's something that I can’t discern ...
Right now they all go in drawers,
(male and female, they must multiply),
when I open the drawers, it seems there are more
than I recall putting inside.
I hope there’s a poetry warehouse.
If there is, I must go there some day,
for I’ve run out of drawers & some smell pretty bad,
yet they’re too good to just throw away ...
[from "Anatomy of a Poet", by CJ Heck]
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"A writer soon learns that easy to read is hard to write." ~CJ Heck