are you jealous when you hear her work?
The powdered words, spilling forth
as she reads her own ink, flowing like blood and then
pouring from her own mouth?
You are ready.
Take your 2B graphite and forget to erase
scrawl and break the lead
your passion is productive and more real than you might imagine.
When I used to watch ballerinas
the sugar plum princess dancing her pas-de-deux
I would become angry and envious
I want to be on that stage- I deserve it! Oh, if only I could
When you attend a reading, remember: the gasoline is in you too
it just takes one lit match
maybe a mere ember
to ignite the whole thing
and blaze deep into your soul
and spit out real fire
into the mind of those humans
who then become jealous
and then become poets too
just like she did to you.
Become. become her. you are ready. now .