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write every day...
                                                                                         What I
                  submit every day...                                                Really Love


                  push, push, push


                  then wonder why

                  you’re all burned up


                  maybe it’s time for a break, pal


                  remember—you don’t get stronger in the

                  gym


                  while grinding out that last rep


                  you get stronger when sleeping

                  or sitting on your ass watching TV


                  anyway, what’s the end game here?


                  to write one good line after another?

                  or is it fame? you hate fame


                  you love the idea of it


                  just like you love the idea of love

                  or hiking the Pacific Crest Trail


                  not the actual daily slog


                  the blisters and aching bones

                  but worst of all, the deflation—


                  witnessing the joy of the dream


                  scatter like a tree full of sparrows

                  when the hawk’s cry


                  pierces the silence
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