All posts tagged: poetry

Mutable

Originally posted on mindlovemisery:
Life insists on patience but once I have arrived at a destination how can I be content to wait outside? ? My heart falters mid-air clips the rim of the wastebasket and falls to the floor with an unsettling squelch. She will leave a stain no doubt. But isn’t that what we all want to leave something behind when we are gone and haven’t the impulse to make anything new? ? I watch her sputter and turn. Everything hurts, your absence, my disenfranchised life, even the crescents at the ends of my fingertips from scraping so long at the same intractable walls. ? I am afraid of my life, afraid of my heart  because even on the outside she has a knack for drawing me in. The butterflies in my stomach are made of wire. They jab and tangle. They perforate my insides whenever they spread their amature wings. ? I don’t want to die voluntarily incarcerated. I don’t want to go another moment without knowing you. The road between us…

January Writing Prompts and Mood Board

For me, early January usually provides some welcome quiet after the holidays are over. Granted, they were much quieter in 2020, but it’s still nice to put all of the decor away and settle back into a quiet routine. Evening walks, bedtime yoga, and of course, more writing. Writing Prompts Return your tree to the wildLovely, dark, and deepMidnight blueFresh snowBare branchesSilent and stillPale lights in the nightQuarter moonA wild crownThe scent of weather turning

End of Year Wrap Up

Every December I read the same article by David Wong from cracked.com, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person, to get myself motivated for the new year and set goals. He originally wrote it in 2012, and since then it has received over 25 million views, and cracked.com has been reposting every year since. The part that always resonated with me the most is this quote: I’m asking what do you offer? Are you smart? Funny? Interesting? Talented? Ambitious? Creative? OK, now what do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world? That was my resolution from last year, more demonstrating. More submitting, more improving, more doing. COVID-19 really put a damper on my goals, but I tried to take small steps here and there. One of my baby steps landed right, and two of my poems were published in an anthology earlier this fall. So that’s my resolution this year, to keep taking any little steps forward towards my goals that I can. Do you have any big goals for 2021? Any small …