Victor Hugo had his servants hide his clothes
so that he couldn’t go out until he had written
his daily quota of words, and Balzac drank upwards
of 50 cups of coffee a day to prevent his creativity
from flagging, but just as the blackbird is not a crow,
I’m not that kind of desperate – I mean, yet.
Howie Good is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections, including most recently Gunmetal Sky (Thirty West Publishing) and The Bad News First (Kung Fu Treachery Press).