Shall I mop the floor or write my novel?
Feed the kids or let them grovel?
Wash the dirty clothes or finish my poem?
Sit down and write or clean my messy home?
Answer the ringing phone or type up my short story?
Plan a tasty dinner or cook it in a fury?
Walk the dog or put my pen to paper?
Sit down and write, so I can prove I’m not a faker?
Volunteer at school or fill my heart’s desire?
Go to bed, tomorrow write like I’m on fire!!!!!!
By Mary Jo Wallace