Locked Up at the Start
I wait to act or
put pen to paper until
all mistakes are purged from the field and
I can walk without obstacles that
could have blocked my mission or
cause my failure, which I assume from the start.
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there.
William Carlos Williams
from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower”