I’m not ignoring my community.
It’s just that Brainstorms needs attention too.
To write on two blogs doesn’t leave me free
to do much else. I so want to be true
to obligations here at 20 Lines.
Yes, after all, it is the discipline
that helps me find and plumb the gold in mines,
discovering that certain phrase, unpin
it from its base. With practice I will see
those nuggets shine more brightly to my eye.
I’ll turn one in my hand and climb the tree
that will allow a look high from the sky.