I am concentrating,
like OJ on a bad day.

Wishes are for wells, baby,
it’s going to be OK.

If you make some money,
well, hey that’s a good day.

If you sell a book
or two, hooray!

If you get a literary agent,
well maybe some day!

If you get book readings,
knock ’em dead.

If you get a chance,
see the Grateful Dead, again.

If you get a moment,
write a poem with your pen.

If you can read this,
get back to work

and do it


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home will be available soon. Support \The Michael Cherry Memorial 5K by clicking here.