Want to attempt the impossible?
Just try and write poetry nowadays.
Shut off your streaming TV, hide the phone,
unplug your modem, make yourself alone.
Thus cut off from media oceans,
you can begin to create,
your page a blank slate.
Dredge up the lurking emotions...
How it felt to see the Trek family again,
the warm greetings and conversations,
Delicious treats and tasty anecdotes.
Can such things be put into words?
You can try to tame the desktop beast,
despite tempting links flashing before
your dazzled eyes, or glowing photos
tugging your attention in different directions.
I can still remember those summertime
Carnival barkers of old, yelling at you
with a hundred voices, “Hey buddy, hey pal,
come on over, try this, try that – only 50 cents!”
Now your computer or phone does it all the time.
The quiet, small stage of black and white,
marks and meanings parade across a page,
impart mental images and arrange concepts.
An escape from incessant blitz is delightful;
Hope you can enjoy it as much as I do.