Feeding Time

Creativity is a beast
hungers for expression

Ego set limitations
mocks imperfection

At best, I parody talent
nefarious my efforts

Still, I must
feed the beast.

(Image from personal collection.)

Paper Pushing

I am contributing!

Are these lessons not
abundance – success?

Authorities are dissatisfied;
want me back in the game,
insist disability has an end –
analyze me to depletion
their plans shutting me down,
unforgiving –

Encouragement is called for,
and hopeful help,
something to prod progress

This bureaucratic tapping
turns on me,
creativity breaks down.