Think about it

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.