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    Jots

    Here I sit

    With pen in hand

    My mind as blank as space

     

    Then

    Suddenly

    A line is planned

    The kind I can't erase

     

    I never know

    When down to sit

    Or when to draw the sword

    I only know this heartfelt fit

    Must never be ignored

     

    So here I am

    With time well bought

    And ink to spare my heart

    The trauma of a swollen thought

    Not yet a truthful part

    Of jots

     

     

    John Christopher

    1983

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    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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