Editing

(August, 2012)

What they don’t tell you about editing is
you won’t be at your desk.
You won’t be writing at all, like as not.
You’ll probably be driving down some stretch of old 107, the windows down and the wind blowing 60 miles per hour through your hair,
with the radio on and even though it’s blaring hard guitar in your ears
in your mind, you’re turning it over and over,
the sentence that’s been bugging you.

Andsuddenly, out of nowhere,
the right word will come.
Perpetual.
Too bad you are out on old 107
and not anywhere near
a pen.

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