Have you ever tried to clean something with a dirty broom?
Have you ever thought of some compelling symbol to which you can attribute some meaning you have yet to synthesize?
Have you ever succeeded in composing an analogy or metaphor by starting with the symbol instead of.. the other thing?
Cause dirty brooms have been lurking inside my creative neuropaths for so long
It seems so obvious! But so not obvious.
Here’s a poem inside an article:
I swept a broom up off the floor
I threw away a trash bag
I placed a “caution wet” sign in the middle of a splash pad
Addressing what you’ll inquire
Why the acts with meaning none?
The things I said in stanza one are all things that I have done
sOMEHOW MY CAPS LOCK IS ON
Somehow that one didn’t help me
Life is funny man
A lot of the things seem pointless
But they’re not
They’re not pointless because you’re doing them
That statement is of course within the context primarily of necessary tasks
There are tons of pointless superfluous things that you can do
Like don’t be dumb – you’re not the center of everything
I’ve had to like the little tasks – they get me through
Everything I hype in my mind as important gets bogged down with anxiety and procrastination
But truly what that poem is about is the little ironies in life that you can see and yet participate in
It’s a pleasing humility
I can’t figure out the deal with dirty brooms
Don’t use them! I guess
Chuckle at the ironies
Smile at the annoying people
We all drink from the same cup
Don’t sweat it