Waiting for the Muse

I am very imperfect.
I let everything go.
I leave loose ends flying,
and threads trailing below.

Computer precision
is a new acquisition.

Like Andersen’s princess
and enchanted swans,
I leave wings uncovered
and ovens turned on.

So without supervision,
I’m ripe for collision.

My bills still need paying.
Clothes are strewn on the floor
while I wait for creation
to burst through from the core

But I cannot envision
any other position.

Lenore Rosenberg

2 Responses to “Waiting for the Muse”

  1. 1 sue salthouse November 10, 2007 at 11:55 am

    facebook – no image
    my space – a void
    You Tube – a blank
    But there in cyberspace
    an inspiration
    american poets abroad
    may have yielded pure gold
    are these loose end flying
    in Trastevere?
    can’t resist replying
    a message in a bottle
    for collision by computer
    here’s praying
    tossed across cyberspace

  2. 2 uspoetsabroad November 10, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks, Sue!

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