The Blank Page

Written by: Darryl Davis

All I am missing is that
one word
which will connect to
the next word
and then another,
sprinting like relay runners
passing a crooked baton
from palm to sweaty palm.

Part of me wishes they'd pace
themselves, the epiphany aglow
like an oil-soaked wick, indomitable.

But what I secretly long for is a dash
over the finish line scrawled beyond the
next hill, far away from here,
from me.