Nika McGuin

(12/01/89 - present / Louisiana)

Seeking Inspiration


Is it possible
to seek inspiration?
I think it is
but it always feels so generic
its always so much more honorable
when it just comes to you

But when poetic withdrawal sets in
and I just want to write
something, anything really
I find myself in situations like this
forcing myself to venture out at 6pm
going to the cafeteria
when I'm not the least bit hungry
eating an overly tart, cherry tart
just so that I can look a bit less crazy
are there even any cherries in this thing?

The most I get out of it
are poems that sound more like journal entries
somehow its still worth it
because sometimes, I get great poems
that sound more like 'did i really write this? '
and for a good poem
i don't mind people thinking I'm crazy

Submitted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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  • Daniel Brick (5/23/2014 12:36:00 AM)

    I agree with your last line. Part of being human is risking the role of fool - a fool for love, a fool for golf (my-brother-in-law) , a fool for cats, a fool for French Silk Pie, a fool for Mozart (ME) , a fool for -, , , well, whatever catches your fancy. I liked the layers of irony in this poem. When you NEED to write a poem but aren't inspired, you have to become a POEM HUNTER (pardon the pun) and then you find the raw materials everywhere - eating a cherry tart, playing the fool, writing journal entries, writing about NOT writing. Actually, I think those of us who have been committed to writing poems and do it with sincerity and joy a-t-t-r-a-c-t the poems to us. We send out electric charges and then they swoop into our imaginations. This one did for you! ! (Report) Reply

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