Surfacing

Most times when I wake
there’s an idea taking shape,
a poem in the offing,
today there is
nothing.
but
hey
I can write about anything,
that’s something
I know about,
and anyway
nothing never worried me
except for my epic failure
back in nineteen eighty-three
and I think she’s forgiven me
by now.

So I will wait
see
if I can create
something.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.