I don’t think it’s ever happened that I’ve written a first draft straight through before beginning revisions. I don’t know enough about where a poem’s headed to get it all down right away. Which is probably one reason the blank page is such a daunting prospect. Yet, when you sit down, neglect your family and stay sat, it all works: I present you the second installment of my Draft of the Week series. I’ll leave it up until Monday some time.