pen on paper

i stare
at the
blank page
like so many others before
my thoughts
trying
to select a spokesman
a pen on paper
a doodled circle
the thing is
sometimes
it feels like
the words
i write
i do it
just to get them
out of the way
of
the words
i want
to say
to you
i want
like so many others before
to come up with
wonderful phrases
so
painfully
clever
and apt
i try to
arrive
at the perfect wording
i try to achieve
it
and
then
you
you tell me i’m already there
and
then
i
i put pen back to paper
because
i
want to explain
that feeling
too

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