Why I Haven’t Written in a Good Long While

I feel this need to get the words
out of me, out
of my head, or heart,
or wherever it is they’re formed,
letter by letter, from the haze
shrouding observation and experience;

to shake the syllables from their long doze,
and sometimes the very thought
of doing something so momentous
and risky and, perhaps, useless,
makes me hush the need right back
to sleep.

 

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8 thoughts on “Why I Haven’t Written in a Good Long While

  1. I think it’s the “useless” that has silenced me…though “the very thought of doing something so momentous and risky” is a close third…I think lack of general caring and motivation sit second…

    I’m glad you’ve shaken your words awake and hope you continue to set them free.

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    • Thanks C.C.–great to see you again. Hope all is well with you and yours. I’ve missed reading your work over the last many months. I haven’t had much luck keeping up with the WordPress Reader thing–I think I was able to subscribe to your blog by email, which should make me a little more faithful in reading!

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      • Thanks, Jeff, but there really hasn’t been much to read at all! It’s like you wrote about here….I’ve hushed the need right back to sleep all too many times in recent months 😉

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