“Hem and Haw About NaNoWriMo”
A Poem by A. Catherine Noon
The Self: I have an idea for NaNo, but I don’t know about it…
Hem: Yes, write it!
Haw: No, dummy, that’s a horrible idea.
Hem: Really? I have an idea?
Haw: No, that’s not what I meant. Don’t write it.
Hem: Don’t write what?
Haw: The idea.
Hem: I thought you said there wasn’t an idea?
Haw: No, there’s no idea! No writing!
Hem: So the idea is that there’s no writing?
Haw: Oh my god, shut up!
Hem: I get it!! Write the idea about the Silence! Once upon a time…
Haw: No! Stop it! Don’t!
Hem: ~typity~ Did you say something?
- E.E. Cummings