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I'm Always a Poet

By Hannah Johnson


I'm always a poet.

sometimes I don't feel like it though.

sometimes I can't even get a word

let alone a poem out

no matter how many times I pick & scratch at the brain that lives inside my head.

sometimes it's easy.

the words flow smoothly like the never-ending flow of the never-ending waves on a sea shore

& they just keep coming.

just like that.

sometimes it's easy.

I'm always a poet.

but sometimes it's not easy.

sometimes it's

feeling like the world is not good enough for my words

yet at the same time feeling like my words are not good enough for the world.

sometimes it's

so bad that I become the ache that's been aching me

& it only gets worse in the middle of the night

when I have nothing but my words to wrap my arms around. sometimes it's

feeling like there's something inside of me so much bigger, so much more important than I am

& that I need to do it justice because it's the reason I was put on this earth.

sometimes it's an honor.

sometimes it's too much pressure.

I'm always a poet.

sometimes I don't feel like it though.

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