Bewildering Stories

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Three Poems

by Steven Utley

Lust and Compulsion

1. Lust

Is it just me, or
are all writers excited
by naked paper?

2. Compulsion

Fellow writers scoff
When I tell them, “Writing is
A mental disorder.”
“That’s crazy,” they say.
“Well, answer me, then, could you stop
if you wanted to?”

Wonders Never Cease

I’ll see your horoscopes,
Atlantis, UFOs, and ESP,
and raise you plate tectonics,
DNA, and relativity.

Two-Fisted Poet

My pen’s sharp; I don’t
mind fighting, and never took
Creative Writing.

Copyright © 2004 by Steven Utley

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