one day someone asked me where ideas come from....
to pin down your thoughts
begin with a net.
sweep it back and forth
collecting ideas like butterflies.
entice them into a crystal goblet
perfumed with chardonnay and chocolate
and when they are lying there,
limp, legs flailing in the air
gently turn them belly down on a split board
or a piece of styrofoam.
spread their wings, watching as the light reflects
and refracts off the scales;
take a pin and aim straight for the heart.