when you’ve to get up at four
in the morning
to nurse your aching shoulderjoints
and finally struggle out of bed
to hit the shower that you have to
nurse like a baby
you’ll find not the usual hot water
to aid your ossuarian aches
the geyse-unit clock shows that
hot water had been used up/ or
that the unit doesn’t heat-up
the way it used to/ just recently.
damned! it seemed that when the
landlord had changed his energy supplier
for a better rate/ the quality has suffered
less power/ maning power-out times for
the same mone? alas!
whatever/ the moans and groans become
loud in your writing corner
attend to your daily exercises of writing.
at times our literary efforts will be
successful and inspired
writing will emerge when you move
into the groove of creativity.
you’ll feel it.
you’ll greet it like a long lost lover
it’ll be a feast again.