I know a writer
     or two
who take an ordinary day,
write about it,
and even if you don't know them
     they make it interesting.
     You can't stop reading.

Such mundane things as
     a stroll
down the street, looking
in store windows
or walking through a nearby park,
     a bite at a greasy spoon -
     taking the subway home.

I make stuff up when
     I write,
or romanticize real life
from my youth.
I guess I think my life's boring -
     But I'd like to have talent to write
     about my life like they do.