Ode to Writing

By Tiffanie Dzietror

This is an ode to loving you
In all your trial and errors
An ode to the spinning off the page of it all
And the doodling and forsaking it for days
This is an ode to the unforced rhyme scheme
That presents itself even when unprompted

This is an ode to the pen and an ode to the paper
An ode to Audre, Whitman, Shel
Sonia, Maya, and Langston as well
Not to forget my manz Theodore Guissel
An ode to writers workshop, to Colasuanno, Spell, Rudy, Ferson.

An ode to ten minutes that turn into twenty
An ode to confusion that courses to clarity
An ode to creation and consciousness
An ode to reality and its duality

This is an ode to loving you
With all your joy and all your blues
This is an ode to the blank page syndrome
Cuz that’s how this ode convened

 

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