poem about creativity

Here’s the sexy white hot truth about creativity.
It’s a religious experience.
It’s a transcendental adventure.
It’s the losing of the daily self and entering the magic kingdom.
You come back bigger.
You come back satiated.
You come back sweeter.
You come back with wings and fins and new toes that seek for higher ground.
You never come back the same.

~Tama J. Kieves

Don’t Water it Down

Don’t bend; don’t water it down;
don’t try to make it logical;
don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion.
Rather follow your most intense obsessions

~Franz Kafka