Hmmm…

let me ponder a moment

let me wait for inspiration to

strike me like a lightning bolt,

only happy

and tingly all over.

nothing

why do some people

             other people write poetry—

lyrical,

            thought-provoking?

I just write words

strung together and woven and twisted

to form a tapestry full of holes

ragged, ugly

                     no one wants to buy it.

things like this always look better on TV

                                                            the Internet

                                                            wherever.

……..where's the poetry, dammit?