What do you think about when writing a poem? When your pen or pencil hits paper or your fingernails click against computer keys? When the letters begin to appear? Is it the idea? The message in your head? Your desire to communicate with a total stranger, to disrupt their world for a moment and make them think… Do you think of how it will take them a second or two to understand the metaphor and have that Aha! moment that makes great poetry great? Or do you think at all? Do you simply let the words flow mindlessly into meaning until they are naturally beautiful or hideous? I, personally, think about how much I like my handwriting, how comely it is when it flows and how much I hate when it is disrupted by my hand sliding off the bottom of the page.