Writing only takes a little while, says WordPress,
quoting people like Truman Capote
who I don’t like much anyway,
because he was probably a chauvinist
and a classist. He says it’s not writing, it’s typing
and so I wonder if actually he did not write
In Cold Blood, but expected someone else
to furnish words and propel him.
Who would have guessed Harper Lee
was his secretary?
Writing only takes a little while, I am saying
to myself, when I agree to write just one more
and sometimes I am right. But forget an
Truman, if you’re reporting that’s fine. If you’re
filling in the details, coloring the photo,
or describing the landscape, then good.
But tell me everything important about yourself.
One page, please, and be sure to consider
argumentation. Then we’ll see.