After a Shower When I am Naked, Clean
After a shower, even before I towel off
the words begin jumping into my head.
All morning long I sat staring at the screen
and wrote only a single word:
It is interesting and even funny
how the words are always there
but the flood gates open
when they want to open
The muse may spew her message when
you have paper and pencil
or when there is no paper around
and how much can you write on
a foggy bathroom mirror
much depends on
how large the mirror is
and if you can read your notes
before the fog melts away.
I have to run, dripping, at least it's
clean water, and reboot the laptop;
typing what hasn't already evaporated.
She had waited until
shampoo suds were in my eyes.
Her message mixed with the rinse spray.
And here is what she said;
“Later, not now, I will help you
finish your thoughts about ATTENTION.”