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Them 'Know-it-all' Writer Badasses...

None of them are the same

By The Dani WriterPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
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You know you’re a writer when…

you last touched paper T-72hrs ago and already

the edges of inner irritability

poke through doing the ugly surface.

Since daily grind...


And you STILL haven’t written yet.

At which point, there’s

‘decreed crisis certainty’

on a beeline trajectory with your name in bold letters.

And so begins

the desperation-crazy-script binge

on anything,



Notes app.

Store receipts.

The flipside of a CV that needed updating anyway.

Quizzical looks

at how you managed

to fit that much text

on the sides of an empty Band-Aid box…

instruction manual???

Finger-font toothpaste across the bathroom mirror

unnerves people

who don’t understand,


internally suppress external twitches

to dial relevant helplines

because you should NOT

be able to disappear

down a pen

to an infinity of options for words


melodramatic adjectives,

and thoroughly examined morphemes,

paragraphs to stop readers in their tracks

as you continue to write over an hour,

a day,


stopping only to ingest,

piss-slurp-sleep and shower,

yet remain enrapt

in a realm of dense linguistical forest-jungle

that feels

oh-so comfortable

but scares the shit outta everyone else.


You know you’re a writer when…

entrenched in a creativity-cosmos

to save your ‘writing-desecrated backside,’

this soothes psyche,

enhances lyrical infusions at titrations necessary

to rectify societal sabotage...

...when you have decadent daydreams

about finalized drafts

and chemical compound hyperbole

with just the right amount of BOOM-BOOM!

Long-forgotten time or place

as you smirk to yourself not giving a monkey’s*

what complete staring strangers

in the coffee shop/community pool/library/train carriage think

as you write unfiltered

about them too,

squish-squashing happiness

down into sanitized

pre-approved spaces

deemed socially/politically acceptable/appropriate.

But by HECK,

you click-clacking away at that keyboard

having the time of your "epic-writer’s life,"

steeped in imaginations and idioms...

cuz of bloody course,

you know you’re in a public place

taking grammatical liberties

that might induce delirium,


hedonistic ideation

in witnesses

within blast radius of aesthetic flow,

you know.


When you’re a writer

that is…

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*From the British expression, that means not to care in any way about something. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20give%20a%20monkey%27s#:~:text=British%2C%20informal,a%20monkey's%20about%20their%20problems!


I truly appreciate that you took the time to read my poem. Kindest of thanks!

Free Verse

About the Creator

The Dani Writer

Explores words to create worlds with poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Writes content that permeates then revises and edits the heck out of it. Interests: Freelance, consultations, networking, rulebook-ripping. UK-based





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  • L.C. Schäfer2 months ago

    I love it! I text myself snippets so I won't forget them.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Fabulous read & superbly expressed!!! Love it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Denise E Lindquist2 months ago

    Very cool!!😎❤️

  • I once had a math instructor who told us for our final exam we could bring a 4"x6" notecard with anything we wanted written on it. I told him that was ridiculous as I could record every equation & theorem from the entire year on such a card (which I proceeded to do that night, though I never used it for the test, just showed it to him). Yeah, on an empty Band-Aid box I could have pretty much recorded any of Shakespeare's plays word for word, lol.

  • Oh wow, I never knew what morphemes were before this. I also loved that monkey expression. Please know that I do give a monkey's about you hehehee. Hope you're doing well!

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