Not ready within.
Creativity at a halting standstill.
Knowing not how or where it should begin.
Wishing. Willing. Wanting. Waiting.
All the while, patience for words to come … abating.
Strike the flint. Listen for a hint. Look for a glint.
Something has to show.
Did it arrive? No, it didn’t.
Daunted. Deterred. And dismayed.
The pen? A dull blade. Paper? Decayed. Hopes? Filleted.
Stripped of all that was. Finally it arrives.
The heart is now ready.
Honest. True. Unbiased.