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The Artist

	Drawing before breakfast
	on a torn envelope,
	coffee and cigarettes at hand,
	the artist’s struggles
	led to the usual questions,
	impossible to answer
	except by drawing.

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  1. Date: 4/3/2013 10:39:00 PM
    I can relate to this. I just don't smoke. It's like you get more inspired when you are down. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 4/4/2013 5:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't smoke either, but the image seemed right. The rest of it applies to me though. There's a reason for the blues, be they jazz, writing, or painting. Thanks for reading. Jack
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 5:07:00 PM
    This I understand...when I have been at my darkest I have produced some of my best drawings....loved it Jack...

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 4/1/2013 6:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Me too! I recently looked at some of my old work, done while I was bottomed out. It was good, If I do say so. Better than what I'm doing these days, that's for sure. I think it's the emotional intensity of the blues. Jack
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 5:57:00 AM
    Good poem