100 Day Project No. Two: Week Thirteen Poems

Week Thirteen
Monday, December 4th – Sunday, December 10th


I am here.
Why not stay?
The rutted road
oft blindly traveled
wends the other way.

That road’s unraveled,
its monuments moldered,
sleepwalkers dream wakeless
the distance unfolded.

I am here.
Why not stay?
I’ll cherish my measure
of sunstruck days.
Each hour a treasure …

Each moment a shrine.


sad sky
my clouded friend
I may not now
kiss the sun
so let us chat
as we once did
the time away
when I was young

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project (my second one) on September 11th. Each week, I will write at least five hundred words of my novel. These words don’t necessarily have to be a polished product, but should, at least, be coherent and grammatically sound. I’ll also post two poems a week. These poems will be a bit more polished than first drafts. Most of the material will come from poetry that I wrote in my first 100 day project. In addition to writing the poems, I’m also going to read them, so that you may hear how they sound in my head. I’ve been told I have a pleasant voice, so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Lastly, I’ll create one blog post where I read a famous poem written by a real poet! I will also include a little history and fun facts about the poet.

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