Thursday, December 19, 2013

Writing Cascade

Writing, for me,
is like a period
cyclical, flowing
frustrating, inevitable
how I will miss it when it's gone
for good.

Days, weeks, months, years
drift by casually and
I am dry, void of a spark
then a painful gush, and I can't stop
that's what it's like
writing, for me.

I am overwhelmed
with the opportunity
to create, to birth
something that was not here before.
Then, full stop, writer's block
is like a period.

It's like creative constipation
all my ideas backing up pressing for release
other times, I can stop and it won't bother me
not even a little tickle in my brain
I know this will pass,
cyclical, flowing.

I feel like a toy
an out of control spinning top
exhilarating,  dizzying
spewing words that seem
that do not feel like the come from me, it's
frustrating, inevitable.

As with anything,
my storytelling has had
a beginning and it follows
there will be an end
if writing dies before me...
how I will miss it when it's gone.

At that point,
I hope that I will have made some
sort of difference...
helped someone laugh
or someone cry
for good.

written: 10/30/13

I think there are some more cascades in my future. I really do not know how to evaluate my own work, so I never know if what I post is good or not. I do know what is fun to write and this was fun. (I also like to talk about periods, much to the chagrin of my husband and my brother, so that was another reason this was fun.)


  1. I don't know if this is good or not either.

    I only know that it gave me empathy pains and I enjoyed reading it. That is enough for me.

    Always a welcome sight, being able to read new work from you.

  2. smiles...that our words have touched another...that is the best feeling...
    i hit gushes at times...there was a day last week i wrote like 7 poems and a short story in one opposed to my normal one or two a day...those are good days...

  3. Really like this, Heidster. Especially the spinning-like-a-top stanza.

    I never thought about my writing ending. But yes, I suppose it does stand to reason. To make someone feel something real is an awesome thing.

  4. This made me smile! First poem I've ever read comparing writing to a period!

    1. Thanks Robyn! I think the fact that I was writing a cascade influenced the content a bit.


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