When He Finds Himself In Times Of Trouble

When He Finds Himself In Times Of Trouble

He can only read
one book at a time.
one chapter; one scene;
one measly paragraph;
one sentence;
one word.

He reads.
Then he writes.

He builds a room,
constructs a house,
populates a neighborhood,
and creates and enhances a universe
one letter at a time.

It’s all he’s ever done.
It’s all he’ll ever do.
It’s everything.
Everything.

Let him be.

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15 thoughts on “When He Finds Himself In Times Of Trouble

  1. Hear, hear! You’ve quoted one Beatles song but this could be a riff on ‘I’m only sleeping’ – ‘leave me where I am, I’m only writing…’

  2. I love the bookended Beatle paraphrases, Ron, and the portrait of a patient, tenacious man. I agree with Tricia about him reading first, and I love that he does so much, creating and enhancing a universe, one letter at a time. Yes, it’s best to let him be.

  3. Just completed the final installment of PBS / Ken Burns’
    “Hemingway” …. your poem reminds me of him. His “I just needed one perfect sentence” method for beginning a book.

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