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The Poet’s Plight

Before each prompt, I quietly inhale
to clear my head and focus on the need
to build a written puzzle from my mind
but even so, my words will sometimes fail.

I worry that my thoughts will somehow pale
when writing what my heart would like to say.
To overcome debilitating fear
before each prompt, I quietly inhale.

It’s difficult maneuvering this trail
to find a way to perfectly release
the images held captive in my brain
but even so, my words will sometimes fail.

Before each prompt, I quietly inhale
and pray my muses haven’t yet escaped
but even so, my words will sometimes fail.

© Susan Schoeffield

Written for the 10/1/14 prompt at Creative Bloomings “Inform Poets” to write a Villonnet.

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