Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Today I’m a Masterpiece

 

Image by Ri Butov from Pixabay 





I am so proud to announce that I was today's featured participant on the NaPoWriMo website. Even the title of the poem now feels appropriate somehow :)



Today I’m a Masterpiece



I fall apart at the end of each day, 

It’s no big deal.

I reinvent myself the next morning.

I piece myself together from the scraps

Of whichever dream I can still hold on to.

It’s no big deal.

The lungs still breathe, the heart beats, the brain thinks.

Though, whose thoughts those are today

I will need to find out.

So I drink a lot of coffee.

So I write myself down to see what happens.

I am work in progress, a moving picture,

a palace reimagined.

I am an active verb and I take an object.

Today I am

an enjambment,

an incomplete sentence,  

growing as I move about.

I am proud of the way I walk today, my feet

do carry me well.

Look, now I am already

a page of text,

a question unanswered, a snake 

winding beautifully.

I eat my tail and 

never end.





GloPoWriMo Day 13 - "Everything is going to be amazing"







26 comments:

  1. Wow!
    That was an unexpected ending. Love it!

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  2. Lovely. An unapologetic acceptance of the self. Congratulations

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  3. An amazing writeup for the amazing prompt.. so very beautiful

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  4. Fabulous! Love this : "I am an active verb"

    Congratulations!

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  5. I love this; it's relatable and realistic. I especially love the lines:
    'I piece myself together from the scraps
    Of whichever dream I can still hold on to'
    and
    'I am an active verb and I take an object.
    Today I am
    an enjambment,
    an incomplete sentence'.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am glad it is relatable. I am actually going through some hard times, so this prompt was a challenge.

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  6. Simply fantastic. I resonate with all of this. I love the ending in particular:

    "Look, now I am already

    a page of text,

    a question unanswered, a snake

    winding beautifully.

    I eat my tail and

    never end."

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    1. Thank you. I just kept adding more stuff as I went along.

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  7. Hurrah, today you are a page of featured text! :) Glad to see this. To many more pages. And I haven't heard of enjambment since school.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. I love "a page of featured text":)). And it does feel good, I am not going to lie.
      I don't know how enjambment found itself here. Some things just added themselves in.

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  8. Congratulations on being featured! I love the title of your poem. :)

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    1. Thank you so much. The title is cheeky, I admit.

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  9. Absolutely love this. Congratulations on being the featured poet today!

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    1. Thank you so much. Being featured means a lot.

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  10. Ooh, love the snake winding beautifully. Both graceful and fierce. Congrats!

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