Jan. 3rd, 2017

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2017-01-03 20.18.40

it's finished
you set down your pen
hit save & then close
tuck the pliers away

you are hollowed
echoing, empty, exhausted
you exhale
one long, shuddering breath
the well has run dry

you despair

numb
you see the chaos you've left:
inksplotches across crumpled paper scraps
(you'll gather those for the woodstove; good kindling)
scattered scraps of copper
(the junkyard will pay for those,
or sometimes -- they know you --
offer in trade an oddly-shaped piece,
something they haven't melted down yet)

hollowed
with nothing left, you clean
(it's cold this morning,
perhaps it would be wise to start a fire)
(here is that scrap, what does it
remind you of, when you hold it just right,
perhaps it is a bird)

empty
you rest
gazing out the window
the fire warms you as
you tumble the copper scrap over & over
between your fingers
the birds flock to the feeder
chattering the latest gossip
(the guys at the junkyard
as eager to tell the latest
as any goodwife over the back fence)

it reminds you of a story ...

of a bird ...

you dip into the well ...

it brims.
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Meme originally from [personal profile] wolfshark, ganked shamelessly from [personal profile] temve.

Let's start 2017 off in a positive way with a Pay It Forward meme. The first 6 people to comment (and more if I can manage it) will receive a surprise from me at some point in 2017 - anything from a book, a ticket, something home-grown or made, a postcard, absolutely any surprise! It will happen when the mood comes over me and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy.

(If you don't like surprises and would rather have something off a wishlist and/or some warning, let me know in your comment. The goal is to make you happy.)

If you can, post this in your own journal and pay it forward. Let's do more kind and loving things for each other in 2017, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other.

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