Not the Right Word

It Just Popped Into My Head

Poets are born from anger, he told me

as he explained his engineering processes

and how they influenced his love of art.

I corrected him, saying that it was sadness

that drove the heart of most writers:

the desire to connect through words

we were often too shy or scarred to speak aloud.

It was then he explained that he had

difficulty in emoting, poor dear.

I assured him that to be a successful scientist or engineer,

as well as artist or poet, a soul only needs one thing:

the ability to vividly dream.

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