the gauntlet's thrown down
a dare on the perfect lawn
speak truth or die
Poets are so driven to craft words that speak truth. The structure of haiku demands a certain distillation I find a challenge to my tendency toward verbosity.
Sometimes I'm wildly creative; sometimes I'm only mildly creative. I remind myself that no one hits home runs all the time, but you hit none if you don't show up at the plate. Write on!