Black Moon Lilith: 9

I have been advised not to isolate

if I have an audio recording of Octavia Butler’s

 

Parable of the Talents, am I alone?

I want to write a poem like that again

 

recycling words—repetition

is orgiastic drumming ka doom ka ka ba.

 

If I write every day for two weeks

it can’t all be satisfactory—what are the standards?

 

At what point do I drift into indulgence

losing grip on my word…