[Poem a Day] “Word Problems”

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As writers, even when we make it, we fall short.

But we fall short artistically, because there’s something inherently poetic about using words to try and get close to a thing while knowing that it’s only possible to skim the surface. Nothing’s as definitive as our eyes and hearts working in tandem (or whatever it is you believe drives emotion – the soul, the gut, the mind) but writing strives for it like a person strives for a lived moment through memory.

And we can get close and brush against that beauty even if we’re not completely there.