Tree of Knowledge?

He sat there in the crotch of a tree

Lost in deep thought

Pen poised as if frozen.


What would be the end product?

He would be at a loss to say

Poetry, scrambled words.


Untangling, articulating, punctuating

His motivation for the present.

At day’s end hopefully he’d have a poem to present.


Never a challenge to sit and write

His place of composure

Assisted him compose.


There was a poem to be executed

Proper, not convoluted

Laid out, then computed.

(c) Chris Black. October 2018

~The Poet’s Poet~

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