A writer begins by
Scribbling
Chicken scratch
Validated by spirits
Of dead poets
Whispering in winter winds
“Go for it,
Go for the gold!”

A writer ends by
Revising scribbled
Chicken scratch
Validated by the finality
Of dead poets
Whispering in summer winds,
“Scratch at the surface
Get to the core
And burn baby,
Burn!”