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Rainy Wisconsin(and intro writing)made me do it.

In Uncategorized on February 21, 2011 at 4:47 am

Lily vs. Villanelle

“What to write?”
Same as every other day I sit down,
then start the procrastination fight.

 I try to spark inspiration and highlight
my favorite combinations of verbs, adjectives and nouns,
though what to write

for my villanelle? I assume the form should give its own insight—
magically, I might turn “refined poet” from “clown.”
(Now I’m losing the procrastination fight).

 I think of Narnia, Turkish delight,
and selling my soul to the Witch for a rhyme and a crown.
“What to write?”

 I doodle, make phone calls, bum a smoke and a light,
blame the rain and this boring Wisconsin town
for starting the procrastination fight.

 I give up and switch to poli-sci—something I could get right
without the burden of a strict format around.
“What to write?”
Then I start the procrastination fight.