As A Novelist
I control words coerced into being
more than myself. A concatenation
of pages, books, brains: manipulation
is my expertise. I shape your seeing.
I appease inspiration with my clutch;
whether tomes, music, lives—I have a touch
of kleptomania. Reined in my fist:
the fluidity of a pugilist
Dancing in a pen. Personality
disorders, so my borderlines are kept
writing, as I create reality
Conforming to my vision: great. Except—
buried in my lather of character
is a girl, and I cannot extract her.
Copyright © by Kevan Copeland