Take a memory,
pick it up and look at it.
Magnify it or
look at it through a loop,
like a diamond.
forget about it as if it never happened or
Exaggerate the shit out of it.
EVERY GOOD MEMORY:
exaggerate the fuck out of it.
Never mind the fine details,
paint the picture of that memory
like a dream
because thats what it is.
Never write about right now.
Never write about the woman your with.
Never show your girlfriend your poems
just spring them on her at open mics.
Don’t invite her to your featured readings.
Whenever you’re unhappy with your writing,
claim you’ve retired or that you’re done writing.
Write secretly at work or in your bedroom.
Drink but don’t write drunk.
Throw out every other poem.
Throw out all of your best poetry,
this will keep you always trying to best the memory of that poem.
Write about nature and things you love.
Write about people you hardly know
Treat your woman well
and she will give you endless amounts of inspiration.