writer’s block

by Ed Higgins

writer's block

round & round 
this empty block

again & again i go
double, triple lost

each awful keystroke
a doppelganger

sabotage twice
meeting itself 

this nauseous
elliptical process

of so little 
unfolding consequence

anticipation wearing
too tight shoes

cigarettes and coffee
smirking in the background

hemingway & faulkner
offering whiskey

still the unsolved crime: 
noun, verb, and adjective.