Whatever, be on the lookout for what you feared you had lost,
The talent you misplaced. The only ways really to lose it
Are serious damage to the brain or being so attracted
To something else (such as money, sex, repairing expensive engines)
That you forget it completely. In that case, how care that it is lost?
In spite of the truth of all this, however, I am aware
That fear of lost talent is a natural part of a poet's existence.
So be prepared for it, and do not let it get you down. . . .
Kenneth Koch on The Art of Poetry