Waiting for Inspiration

 

Waiting for inspiration
Sometimes it comes, sometimes it doesn’t
This is a good time to be patient
The time I spent with you was not

I followed rules to the letter 
And I’ve changed
Not for the better
Bashing my skull to the roots
Crushing bones under my boots
Sleeping until I couldn’t wake
Through hurricanes and earthquakes
Risking all for safety’s sake
Giving till I couldn’t take
Medicating to stay sick
Playing with boredom for kicks
Carrying sunshine through the storm
Killing myself to be born

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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