Kyle Schlicher


Doing Inventory


6 hours
and
23 minutes
wasted.
2 pills taken.
1 glass
of wine
slowly sipped.
14 ideas
thrown away.
31 subjects
rejected.
36 sheets
of paper
crumpled up
and
violently tossed
away.
8 possible
future poems
saved for later.
326 words
57 lines
the accumulated
net worth
for today's work.

(2-17-1979)

Submitted: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: writing


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