It starts as a single word-
a single word at the top
of your tongue, inside of your lips;
A simple word you can’t swallow
no matter how hard you chew,
no matter how hard you press on it!
It starts as a single word
and then, it takes shape.
Sometimes it becomes
a line of one,
and other times, a line of ten!
And that’s how books
are born, and that’s how poetry
That’s how writers are created;
By muttering and mumbling a single word,
by sculpting it,
by putting it on a white page!