Here at FMF, you will find my latest, uncut creations fresh off the fire-hot grill of my mind. These are poems that were compiled earlier in the week but which have not yet been workshopped/refined. I hope they will give you some idea of what goes on in the mind of a poet (or at least this poet) who is attempting to create a piece of art from the ether of artistic creation.
i aspire to many things,
aspiration being important
but never have i aspired to be
a famous writer, nor even
this is not because i would not like
the accoutrements of being famous—
who would not like being revered?
no, it’s more because one does not
need to aspire to something
they can just do, given even
a rudimentary education. does
a non-blind person aspire to see,
a non-paralyzed person aspire to walk?
so please, friend, remove “aspiring”
from before “writer” on your bio—
you either are or you aren’t.