Respecting the awesome power of words!



Photo by Carol Foster

You notice it sticking out
like a cobra swaying
its hypnotic dance.

It seldom occurs to you
to ask why others didn't notice
or get pulled into the hole.

You just know that, no matter
what anyone else has done,
you must pull that thread,
and you start pulling
by writing or typing or drawing
or scribbling like
your life depended on it.

Maybe it does.

And wherever you wind up,
shivering in the cool breeze
with a Gordian knot of yarn
at your feet or somehow

closer to the fiery heartbeat
at the center of the universe,
you now know something
you couldn't articulate yesterday.

Maybe you ARE someone
you couldn't have been yesterday.
Yes, that's the writing life.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins


One response

  1. Ah, it is wonderful to think of myself as loose thread, not loose cannon.

    Liked by 1 person

    September 3, 2016 at 7:55 am

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