Throwback Thursday: She Writes

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Here’s a throwback to July 2013, when I was in the thick of creating the first draft for Calmer Girls. At the time I was also blogging twice a week, but hey, when your muse is whispering in your ear to pen a poem and she won’t shut up, you pen a poem. There’s no getting out of it.

She Writes

She wakes tangled in themes
through a cobweb of dreams
with gossamer remnants
that linger and tease,
pushes back dusty curtains
and on a page blank and white
she writes.

 She deletes the clichéd
yesterday she okayed
and contemplates words
like ephemeral and moonglade
they taste like confections
with her tangerine sections
and jolts of black coffee
she writes.

She’s reminded of chores
she keeps trying to ignore
with the scatter of crumbs
that litter the floor,
shrugs her shoulders and thinks
it will be there tomorrow
she writes.

The bills wait, unpaid
And the bed’s still not made
There’s this blog post to write
and it can’t be delayed
her novel must wait
it’s a musing or rhyme that
she writes.

She reaches again
for the manuscript when
her mind can’t break free
from the plot line within
and it makes him uptight
there’s no dinner tonight
but he digests her flaws.
After all, it’s because
she writes.


photo by pexels

First published here.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

19 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: She Writes

  1. Jennifer, I’m smiling away at your poem of the writers life, the pull of the muse, the chores left untended, the new creative thoughts pushing their way to the fore! Yeah!! A wonderful poetic celebration …even to our poor hungry partners waiting for tea! So glad you shared this here! Wishing you a magical weekend, my friend, hugs xx

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    1. I knew the writer in you would understand, Annika. It’s all about priorities, I suppose, isn’t it? “It will be there tomorrow” – that’s a guaranteed given. And of course those times can be creative times too, at least many a time it has been for me. When you’re doing those mindless busy chores, your mind is coming up with new ideas!
      Thanks so much and have a wonderful Saturday, my writerly friend! ❤

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