Would you ask a violinist “how much do you practice?”
or a ballerina about her grueling daily dance routine?
Everybody writes. The poet writes like she prays, with passion.

Athena emerged fully-grown from the head of Zeus.
She saw everything and knew everything.
To be born, the writer enters a state of curiosity,

waiting for the moment when
the poem opens up and tells her
what it wants to be about.

No thrills of discovery for the goddess.
Miles Davis said, my future
starts when I wake up every morning.