Friday, May 22, 2009

Simple minds wander (subtitle: How poetry happens)

This morning I asked Kara about something, and she told me she didn't handle that anymore.

So I called her a slacker.

She responded:

Ode to a slacker
I am a slacker
'Tis true
But I learned all I know
From watching you.

Which, of course, meant I had to respond in kind:

I'm a mentor of slackers, it's said
Leading others to lessen their workload.
Were it not for your inspiration, however,
I'd be accomplishing things by the boatload.

The point of all this being, give yourself permission to take a creative break during your day, even if (perhaps especially if) what you're being creative about isn't for the YDR.