long winter night
of text messages
my breath clouds
the phone screen
I change my ring tone
to something faster
These days this blog is basically my playground. I think I used to have much more of a sense of trying to impress people or please them when I wrote here. Or maybe I didn’t? I don’t really remember anymore. But I know that lately this idea of the blog as my playground has been very strong in my mind. For a while it felt like a burden, like a chore I had to do. Maybe it just got to be that way after a while. Now it’s like, oh, I get to write some stuff! I get to write whatever I want! Whatever crazy thing comes into my head! And it really doesn’t matter if anyone likes it! Because blogs are free and no one has to read anything they don’t want to and even if no one reads it at all, I’m having a great time!
No, I’m not trying to say these haiku are especially crazy. They’re pretty conventional. They’re a little dull, to me. They’re what I felt like writing tonight.
I think tomorrow I’ll feel like writing something completely different.
Addendum, 4/5/14: Okay, I just discovered this. I really have to read my blog more often. Apparently I don’t have an original thought in my head.
6 thoughts on “long…”
So nice to find you back in action – I have just read everything from Feb 1 through to here, what a ride. Interesting and fun as ever, and some darn fine poetry too.
Sandra! Big hug to you too! How are things in that other hemisphere? I hope our paths cross again some time…
Love these, Melissa – especially the ‘crackling of text messages’ perfect
Thanks, Ash! Great to hear from you.
So, I’ve been meaning to ask for ages – have you been working on a collection at all?
People keep asking me that. 🙂 Yeah, yeah, I know I should get around to it. I don’t know why I’m not more interested. I think I only have barely enough energy to write new poetry these days, without messing around collecting the old stuff. Forward, is my motto. 🙂