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I think this moment has some great narrative potential. As stated, I think the piece would benefit greatly if it was slowed down a bit more. Maybe describe how it felt when you were uncertain whether you would win or...

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Why do I write?

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I love your writing. Keep writing about your childhood and your pain, but don't forget to take time to write about the things that center you! Balance is critical to move on from any past negativities! Thanks for sharing your...

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Why I Write

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I like your take on this prompt. It's very straightforward and organized in a systematic way that contrasts nicely with some of the lines you have that speak to a larger internal vs external struggle.

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Why I Write

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Overall, a very emotionally stolid piece. I can tell that writing holds great meaning to you through your words and your meaning is very clear to me. There are just a few typos, but very minor. Thanks for sharing your...

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For a Poet

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quiet now on the sinful lands
all dim
the sharp moon
splinters against the waters

old man walking alone 
across the stretch of sand
for the sake of it - dark, peppered beard
full of academic wisdom: 
he has a thousand books in his head
and a perfumed letter in his pocket
he's kissed a million times 
it still smells like Lancôme

and the postcard traveling now from miles away
folded letter sleeping inside
like a baby, hush, Papa's coming...

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Why I Write

PROMPT: Why I Write

I write for the things I no longer have. I write for the San Diego sunsets of my birth city, the neighborhoods crouched there in the rolling body of the California soil. I write for my birth mother, just a name and a character floating in a world I don't belong to. I write for the things that could be, for the alternative worlds I ponder when it's just me, the night, and the bed in connective silence. I write...

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For a Poet

quiet now on the sinful lands
all dim
the sharp moon
splinters against the waters

old man walking alone 
across the stretch of sand
for the sake of it - dark, peppered beard
full of academic wisdom: 
he has a thousand books in his head
and a perfumed letter in his pocket
he's kissed a million times 
it still smells like Lancôme

and the postcard traveling now from miles away
folded letter sleeping inside
like a baby, hush, Papa's coming home now
from the lost years
the accumulation of all that's lost
all that will never be seen and is
forgotten





 

Why I Write

Why I Write

I write for the things I no longer have. I write for the San Diego sunsets of my birth city, the neighborhoods crouched there in the rolling body of the California soil. I write for my birth mother, just a name and a character floating in a world I don't belong to. I write for the things that could be, for the alternative worlds I ponder when it's just me, the night, and the bed in connective silence. I write for the journeys not taken; the wishes that die on the tongue before they can be born into words. I write for the tornadoes that can be made from the pen. Holding a pen is like a firm handshake - it's business. It's real. I write for the pleasure I write for the moments when time loops back around on me like a Möbius strip and I find myself upside down in my head, disoriented, but content because I...

For a Poet

quiet now on the sinful lands
all dim and the sharp moon
splinters against the waters

old man walking alone 
across the stretch of sand
for the sake of it - dark, peppered beard
full of academic wisdom: 
he has a thousand books in his head
and a perfumed letter in his pocket
he's kissed a million times 
it still smells like Lancôme

and the postcard being sent from miles away
with the folded letter, sleeping inside
like a baby, hush, Papa's coming home now
from the lost years
the accumulation of all that's lost
all that will never be seen and is
forgotten





 

Madness

sometimes
when the moon is high
and the lights are dim
I learn to live
and learn again


 

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