A cruel word
It never works
With dictators and resisters
They continue to fight
“I don’t want to write”
“You’ll write, now”
With and empty notebook
Ego continues to struggle
Fighting the Tofu
Cheese from soybeans
Fruitless to wrestle
You’ll get nowhere
Characters want to fight
Let them
Leave them behind
Fighters like to fallow you
Give them writing space
There complaining quickly bores
Ego can be creative
With remarkable resistance
Write about the terrible Writer you are
Tear that paper up
Then write what you want
It’s a way to start
Don’t wash dishes
They become diverting
Shut up
Sit down
And write
It’s simple, basic, and austere
Don’t complicate  it
Talk  when you  talk
Walk  when you  walk
Die   when you   die
Write when you write

-S.J. Hollist

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