writing above the line

after scrambling all this time
whipped words a messy grime
unsavory hash for spoon or tine
finally writing above the line

stuck in descender doldrums
scads of scenes of hos and hums
pithless plot like the tail of a jay
dialog like lower loop of a gee

forever writing below the line
drunk on some secondhand wine
shooing nagging inner editor
like a long forgotten creditor

hard to follow the fleeting flock
who dash to summit by the clock
seeing only sheer face of rock
sweltering in sweaty frock

yet standing on wealth of wimpy words
some gems buried there within the turds
from nearing summit does valley shine
finally writing above the line

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About Brad Werner

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