“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


I Be Blank

See that blank screen?

I be blank.
I have half written posts,
partial stories
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


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

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

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

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

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


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