[Poem a Day] “Grinding Away”

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There are days that you’re painfully aware that you’re counting.

You don’t want to count – you never want to count – but nowadays, the language of numbers is bundled in with the business of words more than ever. You bite back the urge to settle for what works, and do your best to write what you’ve got.

You try to spend less time making tallies and more time putting yourself on the page.

You try to stay honest.