How to become a Poet


I was reading an article

About becoming a poet in nine steps

That had me laughing out loud

Not out of arrogance

But a kind of recognition

Like an eagle floating in the sky

Looking down on a staircase to heaven

That halfway leads nowhere

You have to learn to overcome your fear

For life and death, spend forty years

In solitary confinement in the dessert

Ready to criticize God and devil

Found within yourself

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