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23 neurotic crows in a recycled flesh suit
he/him || 17 || intp-t || lgbtq+
prosaic poet & sci-fantasy fiction writer
community ambassador alum [summer 2020]
published in wtw review issue 2.2
standing in solidarity with those angry

Message from Writer

active? nah. still around sometimes though

grasping at smoke

June 7, 2020


the quiet is smothering//and it’s not the silence that’s the scary part//it’s the fact that you don’t know when it’s gonna stop//because it’s been almost a month//and nothing makes sense when you write it down anymore//and people keep telling you that it’ll come back eventually//but they don’t understand//they don’t understand that the words have been at your fingertips for so long//they’ve been rich and earthy and you don’t care that they get caught under your nails when you dip your hands into them//they taste sweet and salty and bitter when you lick them from your hands//but now you can’t remember the taste//they’re so close but they’re just out of reach//and they might as well be universes away if you can’t use them//and you don’t even know when you’ll be able to use them again//you’ve been scrambling//shoving other people’s part words down your throat//but it’s like oatmeal//thick and bland and sitting heavy//and you can’t make anything out of it//you’re grasping at letters//and then you wonder//if this is what it feels like//not being able to breathe 
writer’s block has never been this bad for me and honestly it’s kind of scary, but I think the more I write even if it doesn’t make any sense, the sooner I’ll be able to chip it away. 


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  • Karma's_Coming

    And this one is going on the wall as well. I’ve actually never seen someone put writers block into words this perfectly. I love the metaphors and *chefs kiss.* This is incredible. By the way, Sorry if all the comments are bothering you. I’m kind of on a roll of some sort.

    4 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    Yes, that is definitely the way to break through the wall of writers block. Write something, every day. Even if its just journaling. I hope you make it through this—no, i know you'll make it through this. If this is what you write when you have writers block, I have faith that you'll come out of this even stronger and more talented than before. I believe in you, Lee! Keep writing, keep trying, keep fighting. I'm sending you all my love and support <3 I believe in you!!

    4 months ago
  • queenie

    I like this piece! It's a strategic way of getting your thoughts out, and making sense of them, I guess. I once had writer's block for three months and I can't tell you the amount of times I wanted to crawl in a hole and cease to exist. But you'll make it eventually.

    6 months ago