What Do You Do When Not Writing?
“What do you do when not writing?” she asked
the scribe. Laying paper and ink aside,
he regarded her but no answer blast
past his consciousness. He blinked and she sighed.
“That’s what I thought.” She left scrivener’s nook,
took a boat to university’s isle,
asked a student with her nose in a book
the same question. “I go out, walk awhile,”
shrugged the girl. “What about you professor?”
“I read, improve my mind.” He turned and fled.
Still not satisfied, she dragged a claw, tore
reality, poked through my screen and said–
but I had an answer ready: I work,
walk, dance, sing and try not to go berserk.
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For Writing 101 assignment #9 – “What do you do when not writing?”