You’re Not Deep like Writers

the moon on his window pane
won't let him sleep

she says she wonders 
how he can be a writer
considering
he rarely sees her perspective
their debates are never ending
cuz he gets carried away
like children do
she says he has a good heart though
an innocent one
like a child's
and she believes
she can read him like a book
he's not deep like writers
are supposed to be

even he wonders
how he can be a writer
how his mind sometimes
leaps across boundaries
and his thoughts begin to fly
how sometimes
two unrelated thoughts
combine
an idea
a spark
but he just doesn't know why

maybe because
he's not so goodheartedly dense
maybe because
his heart is broken
in pieces
shameful secrets
regrets
empty
grey
and maybe just maybe
only writing
keeps the spark alive
But he guesses
he just doesn't know

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  1. Jay, a thoughtful poem with a unique perspective. ❀ I enjoyed reading it. I think some poets write poems filled with obscure words and esoteric references in an attempt to be "deep." I think "deep" poems are those that express the authentic thoughts and feelings of the poet! πŸ™‚ Have a great week! Cheryl

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