What is it like to be a writer?

What is it like to be a writer?
To be a writer is akin to dreaming constantly,
to perpetually engage the mist of creativity.
One sees — and is seen — imperfectly.
There is always the hidden darkness that bubbles and ferments
the odd connections.
It is to be misunderstood and mysterious.
One is forever lost going down forest paths,
forgetting to lay the crumbs that lead you back home.

©2015 Frances Ann Osborne