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JYOTI ARORA

Drama


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JYOTI ARORA

Drama


Is This Art?

Is This Art?

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Anything can

look like a poem

and sound philosophical

simply by moving

the words on

different lines.


Am I doing it right?

Is this

really

talent?

Art?

Effort?


I think I am trying.

Really, I am

I go back and change the order

and I break lines

where it sounds right

But it does not take me long.

Not at all.


I try to be

intentional

and call it a natural rhythm.

Instinct and style taking over

I alternate between

agonizing every detail

like When to Capitalize

and publishing free form poems without looking over them twice.


How is writing supposed to feel?

Should I labour?

Or should it flow?

Or do I get to decide?


I think the things I talk about

mean something

at least.


But am I just

pretentious?


Fooling myself into thinking that

using common poetry formats

somehow makes my work worthwhile?


Problems only We True Artists face.


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