100 Day Project Three – Days 48, 49, 50, 51

DAYS 48, 49, 50, 51 (July 29th, 30th, 31st, August 1st, 2018)

HALF-THOUGHTS (unfinished)

They march
like grim-faced soldiers from the front
ragged, exhausted, hopeless,
colorless, like an old movie—
a dreary, funereal procession of half-hearted thoughts—
that bud
then wither
but never bloom.
They seem so shameful—
offensive and artless.

This is what it’s like
to be half-asleep
under a moth-eaten quilt
hidden in the gloom
in a dark damp room.

Freight cars clatter
on the darkest hour.
The train head bellows—
the echo measures miles,
tens of miles,
hundreds, perhaps.

I wake, stark-faced
and remember,
and all my fractured thoughts,
are burned up
in a terrible sunburst
of prescient vision.

Novel X

Disclaimer: I’ve fallen quite behind! In order to catch up, I’m putting Novel X on hold and concentrating on poetry!

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, my third, 100 Day Project on June 12th, 2018. My project is to write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by a poem, a quote, an idea, a painting—anything, really (or nothing at all) and to write at least one hundred shitty first-draft words of my novel. I’ll post the results here.


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