New Adult Woes
As my world burned, I thought about all the papers I'd written, all the books I'd read and the many more I hadn't, and all the other type-print pages now turning to smoke I'd never have a chance to explore.
What was more, I hadn't even ordered my textbooks yet.
What Writer’s Block Looks Like
Maybe there's still time before the
I suppose it's
Better late than never
This Author’s Surprise At Hearing Someone(s) Unexpected Say They Read Your Writing Without Any Prompting <3
Today one of mine said
Hey - Mx. Cap?
Did you know we listened to that book you wrote?
And I didn't know what to say back,
So I asked, "Today you did?"
This morning there were three of us
The story about that girl - Mily?
Right when she got stuck with all the uh
Prickles? and thorns.
All I could think was
'More than one of you did? Wow.'
So I asked, "And what'd y'all think?"
It's cool man
Feels like you're kinda in it
Oh I don't really know but I mean
I wanna see what happens next
Truly the fact that they went out of their way
Took time today to hear me read the first chapter
Well it's more than I ever would'of asked
And it just so happens their feedback
Is the stuff that lasts ~
I Try to Live
As If Today
Is the End of Days
Acknowledging I Am
In Motion and Matter
Inspired By THEE
#poetry #freeverse #prose
Today I Said
When three gather in prayer, God'll hear it
You tell'm how very much you wanna be here
I mean it, don't miss it
You are defined by your actions and no one else's
Keep your head up, let it go, and let it be
Do you see what I meant now when I said,
People really know how to write and revise
They do it all the time and just don't even realize
You get your diploma and walk into your life
A guess at what might
be a big thing we forgot:
Living things raise earth.
‘Can You Write Me a Pass’
Today a student hung in the entryway
I leave it propped wide for this purpose
Just in case they need to step inside
Or decide the open door
Is what they were looking for
This student said he wanted to ask for help
But didn’t know how to phrase it
I said how about you just ask
And we see what happens?
Then we talked for two hours and I think
I grazed the surface and maybe
Helped in the places I knew how —
But how to explain how this morning
I prayed to J to walk with me
And he appeared right there in the doorframe
A transparently answered prayer
Ways and means
Grains and seeds
All kinds Nature muse
And mind the roots
With my hands on the keys I can flow
I know where the letters go
I know what shapes the words will make
When phrases appear on the page without lag or delay
Sentences form, break, stretch and linger
Composed in language said only by myself
For fear of never finding effortlessness is
Written off once again
Was there ever a better hobbyist than me
Head in the clouds, shoot’n the breeze
Making word webs in my mind
So I can chase the threads and write
Words just might if you let them be