Writing for Dummies

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “(Your Thing) for Dummies.”

To be able to take something complicated

And make it simple,

To simplify,

Not stupefy,

To distill from the well,

To teach a 101,

To be an expert,

And yet explain like a novice.

To approach with wonderment

What one knows all too well,

And transmit that curiosity,

Is to write for Dummies.

—Linus Fernandes.