Tapping on the Keyboard

For Poetry Month, I decided to share a poem about writing.

My apologies to Edgar Allen Poe for using the “tapping.” (Please don’t send a raven to my door).





Tapping on the keyboard

Hitting keys to communicate

Discard three hundred words for one

Still Not Happy


I lock myself in my room

Labeled antisocial, unconnected, overworked–

Disgusted with the letters I see on the page

Dreaming of the perfect words,

If only the connection could release like fire bolts from fingertips

Something magical



Language sets me free

Imprisons me

Angers me

Excites me

Words worry me


Seeking escape

I must act

Make the connection


Tapping, tapping, tapping

for something worthwhile.


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