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
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.
except for those gorgeous, provocative, and astonishing words:
New Blank Document
Hidden in the watermark, just for you.
Toss the old book.
Turn over that new leaf,
the one that has come to you
in the form of a piece of paper.