Today is the last day of NaPoWriMo 2013 and I give myself a pat on the back for committing to a personal project to the very end. It feels like a victory lap!
Some poems were better than others, but at least I have more material and ideas for future chapbooks and submitting them to writing contests or possibly publishing them myself. Wish me luck as I keep my mind open for opportunities.
I Know How I Sound When I Keep Myself Company
Not turning to watch you leave,
I feel I never run toward
other loves, island of heaven
inside my place, my sanctuary.
Family of clouds, chicken soup popping,
journal spined on my crossed lap. Flickering candlelight.
I know it is all right.
Or do tonight, pond frog,
a mute pebble,
old silence in a young one’s head.
Prolong myself? I steep it,
a blooming flower in my glass teapot. Existence?
I love my life,
keeping me through it.
– Michelle D. Hooks
Copyright © Michelle D. Hooks 2013