My Muse

If you con­jure up a muse
Do it with some care
They always seem to vis­it
When you when least expect them there

My muse keeps choos­ing to appear
Before the rosy dawn
My sleep is inter­rupt­ed
As I put my slip­pers on

I fire up the com­put­er
I have no choice it seems
The stan­zas keep on flow­ing
As if I’m in a dream

Now for sev­er­al hours
Before the house awakes
I sit and write like crazy
In my muse’s wake

So if you con­jure up a muse
Do it with some care
They always seem to vis­it
When you least expect them there.

LZ

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