One of the questions new writers often ask is where does inspiration come from. Yesterday.
Woman in the light blue sweatshirt
sitting next to me in the computer row
at the Cairo Public Library she was filling out
online forms I know I’m not supposed to look
at other people’s work but I always do
she was filling out online forms
for this: Win 7 Million Dollars Right Now.
If she won, I thought, she would buy a new blue sweatshirt
but not for a while, not until she first found a good house
to live in, probably nearby, and then she’d buy a house with
a garden for her 87 year old mother, and a house for her
bipolar brother Billy and his wife and their 3 children
and she’ll give a large check to the school district so that
every school has what they need
and she’ll set up a free 24 hour restaurant with lasagna
and she’ll charter bus to take the whole town to see her friend Linda
sing at Carnegie Hall.