holes in wee footsies of typers coming out of the woodwork

please have some common sense
if i just see a name
i think “lowest common denominator”
and let’s face it,
with past and current lacks
within the US education(al) system
you get to the point
of really not expecting much

but when a person puts “writer”
after their facebook name
every mistake stands out like a scream…

and i think they should change it to
“wishes she were a writer”

because there is this giant wish out there
and i’m not sure where it comes-from
after all, it isn’t like saying you’re a writer
these days translates to anything of import:

unless writing for a newspaper
or tv
or something that gets read by millions,
not just a few.

i suppose it goes under the same vein
as those wishing to be seen as an artist

or use “artist” as their title

and i suppose it is the whole idea of
titles themselves

that give me pause for puzzlement

but yea — if you are going to slap the title
“writer” onto yourself …

learn to edit!
or learn to not brag about something you are
that you are definitely not

i don’t even know why it frustrates me

though i know i wouldn’t call myself a writer

a writer is shakespeare
dickens
burns
etc

i would never have the temerity to add a title of “writer”
because i know the scale
i know exactly how far i need to go
and exactly how much work i am unwilling to do
to get there….

a writer must be a reader, first
a writer must be an editor, second
and then a dreamer at the very last

and i can’t put in FB comments
“IF you are a writer, please learn how to write!”

that just wouldn’t be polite
kosher
so i’m left venting on a blog
my personal typing place

most people are just typers
they are not writers

maybe i shouldn’t be so fussy
live and let live

but i DO look at the mistakes
stop reading half-way through
and think, “this person is too stupid
to believe anything they say,
let alone waste my time trying to
figure it out!”

which i might have given more leeway
more benefit of the doubt

if they hadn’t claimed to be a writer in the first place
hadn’t been inept enough to believe a title makes it so

when do most learn that isn’t true — at age 5, 6?
when you see a clown cry?
there is a gap
between ourselves and the past

a writer is someone i admire
a writer is someone who has the power
to take existence to realms
never before seen
to spit life back out
and go dancing off into sunsets
they themselves designed
created
manufactured …

dreamed.

a writer is someone who weaves language
into mind-aching beauty

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