On being me (not John Malkovitch)

There are things I am
only when I do them
There are things I am
even when I ain’t

#NaPoWriMo day 9 and I’m having a really draggy morning – even when that word doesn’t exist. All words didn’t exist before they came into being. Even though I like the prompt on NaPoWriMo.net (“we challenge you today to write a poem in which something big and something small come together”), I’m not in a writing mood.

This is the second short poem that came from the day 7 prompt (identities, conversation). This one is about the difference between being and doing. I shared the first one yesterday. (Yesterday, all my poems seemed so far away, now it looks as though they are here to stay, oh I believe, in yesterday – See? Here’s why I’m not writing a poem this morning, my brain is having a life of it’s own at the moment).

Also, I’d like to feature Clairvetica today, with her day 8 poem called Jetsamina. I love it’s original subject mattter, and it suits my mood today: it’s about a spirit that lives in the greasetraps in the drain.

Angela

7 thoughts on “On being me (not John Malkovitch)

  1. Claire

    Thanks for the linkup! I think sometimes it’s good to just leave it when they don’t come and wait for the return of the muse 🙂

    Reply
  2. Shuku

    Short, lovely, concise! And very true. I hear you re: brain on combat mode. Mine has been refusing to make an appearance *at all*.

    Reply
  3. Pingback: NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 9 – “Vantage Point” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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