27 Sep


[Step 1: Admission]
Hi, My name is Yolanda.
I’m a write-a-holic.
I can’t control it, can’t restrain
the urge to write.
I need help.
I want my life back.

[Step Two: Commitment]
I write stories or poems on fast food napkins,
with toothpicks, using tomato sauce for ink.
I write ideas for future blog posts
on my ashy arms and legs. When I run out of space,
I use my shoes.
I make motions
similar to Michael Jackson’s moonwalk
when I need to erase.

I make up stories
while imagining myself making love to my crush.
That bitch’s got a man now. But who needs her?
She was suffocating my creativity, anyway.

I await comments after posts
like an addict, hands trembling,
head shaking in disbelief.
Not another bout with rejection!
I’m bipolar.
I’m happy to be here.
No I’m not.

I live for revision.
Instead of sex, I have words.
I eat feedback.

[Step 3: Satisfaction]
As a recovering write-a-holic,
admitting my problem
has provided a much needed emotional release.
Joining this support group has
taught me to reconcile my past
and move forward.

(Excuse me, you with the blue t-shirt,
are you going to throw away that paper cup?
That’s good paper!)

by King Yobho…


Posted by on September 27, 2015 in Uncategorized


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6 responses to “WRITERS ANONYMOUS: A 3 Step Program

  1. Lukho Witbooi

    September 27, 2015 at 22:13

    Everyday you post something I feel like you’re miles ahead. Don’t know what it is, but it’s an amusing read.


    • King Yobho

      September 28, 2015 at 01:04

      Hahaha! When inspiration comes, i just go with the flow… Thanks man.


  2. The Hopeful Wanderer

    September 28, 2015 at 21:23

    What a great piece!! Really loved how neurotic you were …

    Who needs her honestly, especially if she’s holding you back when this is what you’re capable of .. Really great read 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mposhi

    September 29, 2015 at 13:22

    Poetics! Not for the sake of it!

    Liked by 1 person


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