12 Bottles of Inspiration — The Perfect Writer’s Kit for solving Writer’s Block

1 Oct

John called it

his “writing kit”

A liquor bar on wheels

designed to roll anywhere

he wrote good poems

He claimed

he drank 10 shot glasses

of different types, flavors

and colors

to jump-start a steady stream of


He starts with whiskey, vodka

wine, brandy then the liquid

inspiration flows

non-stop as he listens to

Paul Williams’s

sad love songs —

“I Won’t Last a Day Without You”

“An Old Fashioned Love Song”

“Rainy Days and Mondays”

“You & Me Against The World” —

I watch as 1, 2, 8, 10 and more

poems flow


John, I ask him

can I talk you out of some of that

liquid inspiration

from them there colored bottles?

I’ve had a dry spell

and it will help my

writers’s block

Will you loan me

your writer’s kit

for the weekend ?

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