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.

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