. A Poet's Plight I’ll think of a theme for my next little verse, intriguing and witty, though still must be terse. Not road kill, dead flowers, nor weeding the lawn, it can’t wax poetic nor bring a big yawn. A subject noteworthy I need to create, which won't give the reader a brutal headache. A title dramatic, an intended hook to reel in the reader just like a big snook. Did Homer or Virgil endure writer’s block, ill tempered and grousing over some cheesy schlock? Was Shakespeare perplexed in his humble abode, not finding the words for some now famous ode? The subject's elusive and cannot be seen, so I have to question, Perhaps more caffeine? I’m yawning and tired, my head seems to spin, guess I should have quit after six shots of gin. . . Phil S. Rogers is a sixth generation Vermonter, age 72, now retired, and living in Texas. He served in the United States Air Force and had a career in real estate and banking. He previously published Everlasting Glory, a historical work that tells the story of each of the men from Vermont that was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Civil War.