to write is to drive

to write is to drive.
on the blank
white paper, black words
appear, as if
from behind it,
like bugs
against a windshield.

“bugs against.”
there’s two hard g’s there
and
there’s two “there’s” in
the following line and i like
the L’s above.

words are just black
marks that give rise
to sounds in our mind
and the sounds
rattle ‘round
there and
have the meanings
that we want

and that
we want

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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