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.