United States

I am afraid of being a cliche

Message to Readers

Just be honest... I've never actually completed a poem before, and I have no idea what's considered good poetry.


August 5, 2015

I will crumple up the first draft,
There will not be another.
Undo every word.

I will delete it all
without remorse
and shut down with it.

The frozen hope
that my thoughts were worth reading
was dragged to the trash file.

I skim over my heart,
burn the cliches,
proofread the dreams.

This has been said before.
This has been said better.
This is nothing new.

Delete the belief
that I could be different.
Quit without saving.

Login or Signup to provide a comment.