After my mother has gone to bed,
When the television is turned off
And I can think, clearly and completely.
We will create something wondrous,
A poem or story the world has not seen
A hint of at any other given time.
Come to me when I can fully relax,
Give myself over to my imagination
With no qualms about Mom’s neglect.
Come muse, infuse me with passion,
Give over my will to the flow of words,
Create something fabulous in my mind.
Never torment me by eluding my effort
Give me the words I need without pause
For I am enslaved, enthralled, in your service.
After all the errands are finally run
When the world is drifting into slumber
And I can devote all my energy, totally.
We will endeavor to capture the exact word,
A noun, adjective, or verb as yet unheard
By the unsuspecting, unready world.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, May 22, 2011