the perils of inspiration

Posted: April 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

inspired by regina spektor’s “hero”

i never ever see it coming at all
i’ve said too much to let this be my fall
i have to write it now; i can’t let it stall

it’s not right, it’s not
right, it’s not right, it’s not right,
it’s not right, it’s not right, it’s not
right

too open wide and now i’m hardening within
too open wide and now my blood’s running thin
too open wide and now i’m thinning my skin

it’s not right, it’s not
right, it’s not right, it’s not right,
it’s not right, it’s not right, it’s not
right, it’s not right, it’s not right
it’s not right

no one writes it all
i don’t write it all
why write it at all

power through the people: it only comes after pleasure.
and the TVs try to rape us and our fights mean they’re succeedin’.
and our sins all try to leave us; but they’re leavin’ through the bleedin’.
and no matter how we wrap them, they’re still seepin’, seepin’, seepin’.

we open wide and then we’re beaten with sticks
we open wide and then we’re stoppered with dicks
we open wide and then they tell us we’re sick

it’s not right, it’s not
right, it’s not right, it’s not right,
it’s not right, it’s not right, it’s not
right, it’s not right, it’s not right
it’s not right

no one writes it all
i don’t right it all
why try to write at all

power through the people: it only comes after pleasure.
and the TVs try to rape us and our fights mean they’re succeeding.
and our sins all try to leave us; but they leave us through the bleeding.
and no matter how we wrap them, they’re still seeping, seeping, seeping.

i am a poet in this world; i don’t need a big stage
i am a poet in this world; i don’t need a big stage
i am a poet in this world; i don’t need a big stage
i am a poet in this world; i don’t need a big stage

it’s not right, it’s not
right it’s not-right it’s not-right,
it’s not right, it’s not-right it’s not
right, it’s not right it’s not-right
it’s not right

no one rights it all
i can’t write at all
why write poems at all

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Comments
  1. Kate says:

    I struggled with this post today, too. Your struggle brought you to a vivid and powerful poem. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I hope tomorrow goes more smoothly for you.

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