to feel romantic about the writer’s block

By Bogdan Dragos

48 days without
a word

maybe there
weren’t exactly 48
but he liked
to feel
romantic about his
writer’s block

A good period of
writer’s block
is one
that makes you
write about
what an incapable
you are

tomorrow, he thought
as he came out of
the bathroom
and opened the bottle
of red wine
and poured himself a glass
as he watched the
snow falling

Last day
during a nap
he dreamed that the snow
reached all the way
to the sixth floor
where he lived
and he saw his
wife and two kids
walking on top of it,
stopping by
his window to
check on him

It was a funny dream

The wife and kids
left during the summer that
passed and never came back
and he tried to make
not missing them that much,
but failed

Now that he was a
bachelor again
he could finally dedicate
enough time
to his writing


drinking while
waiting for
the muse

The muse is much like
You often cross paths
with it and don’t
even notice

the only thing he
crossed paths with
lately was
that fat cockroach he
hesitated to stomp
in the kitchen

It’s probably female
and has a belly
full of eggs, he
thought. It didn’t feel
right killing it

Maybe that
was his muse

better watch
out for it

wouldn't wanna hurt
yet another
pregnant being

she might
too. Forever.

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  1. kenhume31 dice:

    «human suffering and
    and the corruption of
    good souls into evil
    criminals – Breaking Bad style»

    The programme that made degeneracy and corruption of good souls cool! 😛😎😂

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    1. Yep, you only need one of those and it triggers an entire domino effect…
      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  2. Midian Poet dice:

    Good work, Bogdan !
    What is a «writer’s blog» it sounds like a scary story for young children!
    Sometimes we need new eyes, do something completely mad, make the step into the void … and find out that the bridge was not visible from our point of view … and you go on and sing! Nice creative day! Like Monty Python, they always say… ,,And now, something completely different ! 🙂 And You will read Your poetry aloud !

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    1. Thank you! ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀)

      You’re absolutely right! No need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step :))

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  3. Kirsten dice:

    Loved this piece, Bogdan. I could feel the writer’s frustrations as I read. Great work. 😎

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    1. Why, thank you very much, Kristen! (◍•ᴗ•◍)

      Apparently these are 2 poems merged into a single one.
      «to feel romantic about the writer’s block» would be one poem, and «transgressive fiction needs to make a comeback» is another one. I can’t believe how well they can flow together :))
      ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

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  4. Kirsten dice:

    You’re welcome! Ahh I didn’t catch that at first, they do flow well. Nice.

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  5. Terveen Gill dice:

    I guess he’s his own muse and will go down in history as the guy who ‘killed’ trying. At least he can’t say that he doesn’t have knowledge about the subject matter. I’m pretty sure after he’s arrested and probably executed, his stories and books will sell like hotcakes. Why does one have to die to succeed? A question no writer wishes to face. Love the way you thought this through and through. 🙂

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    1. I guess we all are our own muses after all, since those ‘beings’ exist only in our heads. But, yeah, some will always be darker than others…

      Thanks for checking it out! (๑╹ᆺ╹ )

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    2. I hope to become famous after I die……

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      1. Me too, but I guess I also wouldn’t mind it very much if it happened before that…

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      2. And a bit of cash…..

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      3. Oh yeah, definitely that too 🤑👌

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  6. Felic_J dice:

    Great work, Bogdan. It sucks to have writer’s block. But the cockroaches are fine by me. Especially when they are pregnant 🙂

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    1. Thank you! ◉‿◉

      One good way to get rid of the writer’s block is by writing about it :))

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  7. Not treading on a pregnant being shows a kind heart….

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    1. Yep, and those are rare. Especially when it comes to cockroaches.
      (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤ 🪳 🪳

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      1. I will have new thinking with cockroaches now…..

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  8. Andrew Dabar dice:

    Really good, this one.

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