Every writer needs 
to have a hideyhole, 
not a fancy place, 
just quiet, away 
from traffic, cool 
in summer, warm 
in winter, flowers
by the door in season, 
a place apart 
to think alone, 
to laugh unheard, 
to weep unseen, 
to do real work, 
to rage, to read
aloud, to pray.


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