Art of Writing by Anel Hamersma

POEM: The Art of Writing

A poem by Anel Hamersma

BY ANEL HAMERSMA

Writing is a lot like
catching butterflies in the dark.
Firstly: you have to show up.
You have to bring a net.
You have to be quiet and respectful.

Then,
you lurch into the dark
wildly swinging your net
for quite some time
until finally you feel the light,
powdery outline of a wing
between your fingers
and you stand there in the dark
feeling for its heartbeat.

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