Quiet

The rain falls gently outside the barred window.

The whoosh of a car on a wet road.

I am snuggled in bed, the dogs at my feet,

And I wait for the storm approaching. 

One that will join the storm raging 

Already here

In this room

In my mind

These days it’s difficult to leave the house

To feel the yellow sun 

Or the breath of mother earth 

across my skin

The storm is coming but for now

It’s quiet

The way I like it.

Only the voice in my head most days

Drowning out the ones I run from

I watch the world go by through barred windows

And wonder 

Am i keeping the boogeyman out

Or keeping the boogeyman in

No matter

I am snuggled in bed, the dogs at my feet

As the rain falls gently outside the barred window.

 

-jk ©2020

SINGLE STEP 365 ~ WRITE YOUR LIFE ~ DAY 94

DAY 94

TRAFFIC

This morning I was stuck in traffic on the 5 Freeway, a typical work day for Angelenos. Usually I’d be upset but today I listened to an audiobook and brain stormed my WIP. The time I sat in once place helped me work out an issue involving my MC. Instead of getting upset and flustered, I arrived at work hopeful and excited that I’ll give my character a clearer sense of who she is and why she is on her journey. Today, I appreciated sitting on the 5 Freeway. Traffic isn’t always bad, it’s all depends on how you look at it. 

Juliet 

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SINGLE STEP 365 ~ WRITE YOUR LIFE ~ DAY 80

DAY 80

THE BEAT POETS.

Read about The Beat Poets and the way they changed poetry through their exploration of society, politics, and the human condition.

Juliet

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SINGLE STEP 365 ~ WRITE YOUR LIFE ~ DAY 79

DAY 79

EDIT

If you’re like me, you have plenty of journals, rough drafts, scene sketches, or outlines. Find ONE you can work with and take some time to re-read. Then edit. This is where magic happens. Also, the hard work. It’s worth it.

Using fresh eyes, improve upon it as best you can. Do something with it. Add into another story. Write a poem. Write an article. Share it with a friend.

And by all means, have fun.

Juliet

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