finding a voice

It’s like pencil drawing:
as long as you think you know
what you are drawing
it’s too easy, derivative, uninspired.

If that happens
and you don’t want to know, use
your wrong hand
your foot

the writer
has to use
the reader’s voice.
That’s like
juggling cats
by remote control.


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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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