Pre-inspiration perspiration*

“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”
Salvador Dalí

Some days I wake in a pea-soup fog,
dream images slipping through my fingers,
thoughts like decapitated chickens.
When I can’t hear myself think,
I get madder than a wet hen, feeling so broke
I can’t afford to pay attention
to will-o’-the wisps of intuition.
If confusion is the first step to knowledge,
I must be a genius.

~~~
Today’s dVerse prompt reminds me that in my writing life, confusion often comes before inspiration, that machines should work and people should think, and I don’t need to sweat it.
Note: the cover photo was taken from inside my pocket without my conscious knowledge.

*also known as pre-spiration

3 comments

  1. I enjoyed reading your poem. My favourite lines :-
    “I can’t afford to pay attention
    to will-o’-the wisps of intuition.
    If confusion is the first step to knowledge,
    I must be a genius.”

    Liked by 1 person

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