Next week in Seattle we'll have a new law: No talking on a handheld cell phone while driving. ("Look, Ma! No hands!")
This means that when my daughter calls me, I'll need to pull over before I answer the phone. On the one hand, this is not a big deal for me because I try to avoid driving my car and I also try to avoid talking on the phone while driving my car. It's a stick-shift, and I have only two hands. (And just forget texting. That's way beyond me.)
On the other hand, the pulling over part could get tricky, especially during rush hours. However, if I can become more agile at pulling over to talk on the phone, I can apply that skill to poetry.
How often are you doing something (cooking, driving, weeding) when a poem arrives. I know that poems come to me much more readily when I can't follow the threads with a pen than when I am ready at the computer or an old-fashioned paper tablet.
How do you interrupt yourself to write?