” I am only a poet when I’m writing poetry.
The rest of the time I’m … well, Christ, look at me.”
– Dylan Thomas
We all struggle, carry doubt on our sleeve
But nothing makes me feel more like a poet
Than being caught up it in and writing it,
Getting back to writing or revising it,
It is serious work; it is my life pored out.
It’s why a poet expresses their heart on paper.
It’s why during the hardest times, the words come easier.
So I am a hopeful poet and writer, hardly an artist,
Though should I gain one abstract of identity entitled to me,
It would be a bestowed gift upon my creativity
That simplythis is mydaily work; where poetry becomes,
It is the process of writing and making art.
What I love about Thomas’ distinction, in part,is that