ifitzsimons

United States

Dreamer. Writer. Reader. Explorer. I don't remember the day I started writing it just happened. I do remember though, that I never considered myself a writer. I never knew "writer" was a thing I could be.

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Some of my favorite writing quotes which I now share with you

“In three words I can sum up everything I learned about life: it goes on” - Robert Frost

"You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence." -Octavia E. Butler

"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable"

"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it." -Toni Morrison

"To love is to act" - Victor Hugo

"We read to know we're not alone." -William Nicholson

"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else." -Neil Gaiman

broken wings

April 16, 2019

I remember
calling my mother
from my grandmother’s landline

it was one of those old landlines
with the spiral cord
that prevented you from leaving the kitchen
I loved that phone
it made me feel vintage
walking in circles
twisting the cord around my finger

I remember
watching my grandmother make phone calls
how she would hover by the phone
after dialing
forgetting the phone cord extended
or sit at one of the chairs at the kitchen table
gabbing on and on
learning the family gossip

she lived vicariously through her horseback riding sister
learned my cousin broke his leg twice in one year
planned the family reunion
that cord and dial pad her extension to the outside world

until finally
she got a cordless landline

I watched my grandmother make a phone calls
with her cordless landline

but
it is as if she is still somehow connected to the cord
tied up in the kitchen
never leaving the perimeter
like fireflies
trapped in a jar
who have forgotten
what it feels like
to fly
even after you unscrewed the lid
and set them free

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