Absolute final proof copy of my first poetry collection has arrived. Photo of me and my book, “A Flash of Insight and other Poems” taken by my 5-year-old daughter. Book from Nordic Moon Press to be available in print and ebook formats on Amazon and elsewhere soon. Details to come!
I set the timer for fifteen minutes, pushed start,
then sat, waiting for Inspiration. First I tried
this, then that. Then “the other thing,” but
eight minutes later, still, I had no poem!
Then, with six minutes to spare, huzzah! I was saved!
By Form! Two stanzas! Four lines each! No rhymes!
Less than a minute left now, but nothing to fear.
I knew I would be done by the end of this line.