Why Are We Anxious?

Is it the endless possibility
forged in the stream of creation?

Is it because we know
that our job as poets
will never be done,
and those poems won’t write themselves?

A combination of those
leads to stagnation,
the unwillingness
to accept a spot
in the pantheon of heightened thought.

Those people who wrote their works
and died long ago
are the same people now,
just in different clothes.


Author: Aidan Badinger

Wharved.com I am a poet. I write poems. Titles and subjects and subsequent readership are all part of one fragmented figment of our universe, and it's nice that we take it so seriously. Hopefully the craft remains and grows stronger for our children.

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