DAY 23 (January 28th, 2018)
I am left only with your vestige
to roll you on my tongue
to taste your balmy vapor
to conjure you from subterranean
scapes of shades turning in opaque circles.
Is that my hand? Outstretched?
Like a fishhook? Like a gold pan?
Are those my lips? Like a lonely matron?
At a boarder’s door, bending for the keyhole?
This is my smithy, my lectern.
I forge my story, my crossing-over.
I’ll pen what words I wish—
my adulterated heart
will bleed what it pleases.
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 January 6th. My project is to write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by a poem, a quote, an idea, a painting—anything really. I’ll post the results at www.bradseverance.com/category/100-day-project-number-three/