“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

7.22.2009

I Be Blank

See that blank screen?

Yes.
I be blank.
I have half written posts,
partial stories
and
writer's block.
I hate it
but it ain't like a toothpaste tube
where I can just squeeze some words out
and they just happen to be the perfect words.
I bought mouthwash today
at a mom y pop Mexican store,
no English needed,
very little understood,
so no words necessary
or even desired.
I sat at a stoplight
and had a silent conversation
with the house across the intersection,
she blinking her window panes at me
flirting across the pale pink blossoms of a crepe myrtle tree.
When I drove away she knew I was taken.
No words spoken.
No words needed.

I just slipped out the back, jack.
one of my favorite songs when I'm thinking things are hard

5 comments:

  1. Great post...love the photo too! very cool processing!

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  2. Nice Paul Simon reference. Journal prompts help me when I'm blocked.

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  3. the houses really do seem to blink ...words here i like!

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  4. Sometimes "nothing" is very understanding and soothing to one's self,, reckon? :)

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  5. I wish my writer's block sounded like yours.

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