I like how you can plug a cell phone into a socket
and charge it up within minutes to 100%.
By gum, I wish I could do that as the punch-line
to a well-known joke goes, you know the one
about the dog licking his balls in the corner of the pub
to the amazement of an envious spectator.
you wouldn’t need to sleep six to eight hours to recharge;
it’d be almost instantaneous. There’d be nothing
holding you back; you’d be crackling with energy,
endless energy, the quality Joyce Carol Oates judged
to be the most important for a writer.
Not Research but Energy.
You’d write a book of poems in a day, a novel in a week.
You’d be prolific as Simenon.
Don’t show me the money. Show me the socket. The plug-in
is the money!!
*what do you think the most important quality of a writer is?
do you think Energy plays an important part?