A writer is not a character,
a character can't be the writer.
My way is to bring the characters in,
collect, observe and hold them.
Some wear hats, some false hair,
some flaunt their thinning heads.
Being a character is difficult.
There are expectations to live up to.
Being a writer is easier.
Just empty yourself every night,
and fill yourself up with the world,
like an ashtray at the party,
hunted and poured into by many,
lovingly washed only by the host.