Forced Words

Words don’t come
Why can’t they flow?
They always did before
Maybe I’ve used all of them up

When I am speaking, I am fine
But when pen touches paper
Nothing
Maybe I will find them soon

I shouldn’t be this worried
They’re just words
But they never hid from me, their friend
Maybe I need to find more

Do I need inspiration?
Inspiration was always easy to find
Now nothing calls out to me
Maybe I’m just not looking enough

Where are my words?
I need them, miss them
Describing how I feel and think
Maybe I just don’t know that anymore

I try hard, force words
They seem fake
They don’t sound like me
Maybe they never did

I search and search
Flipping through pages, opening my eyes
But I can’t find them; they aren’t mine anymore
Maybe I never had them at all