Oh, my muse

National Poetry Writing Month – Day 12

Today, I challenge you to write a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of its self (i.e., “Dear Poem,” or “what are my quatrains up to?”; “Couplet, come with me . . .”) This might seem a little “meta” at first, or even kind of cheesy. But it can be a great way of interrogating (or at least, asking polite questions) of your own writing process and the motivations you have for writing, and the motivations you ascribe to your readers.

Oh, my muse
So often
You send me into

Just to find a little light

Is that your role?
Your goal?
To save my soul?

I feel
So much

It’s a

And form
rescues me


a simple haiku
17 fucking syllables

Can say so much.

Thank you
For saving me.

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