Chuck the Book / by Jefna M. Cohen

I just wrote this for a company requesting poetry in lieu of a cover letter, which is totally rad.

Chuck the Book


What do you do

when you want to rewrite the story?

Not just add a new chapter, but chuck the whole book?

Okay, not the whole, whole thing.

But, a good bit of it?

Tear out the good sections and

keep those.

Stuff them in your pack.

Set one foot in front of the other. Move forward, even if you must plod.

Reach out in the hazy unknown—

Pluck some fresh, new pages. 

Empty,

except for those gorgeous, provocative, and astonishing words:

New Blank Document

Hidden in the watermark, just for you.

Go on,

Toss the old book.

Turn over that new leaf,

the one that has come to you

in the form of a piece of paper.

Start typing.