by a noise in the night
melatonin evaporates in plain sight
and wasn’t there that poem I should write?
Then that other poem, two challenges, a novel…
you have to get
the kids to school on time~
Writers should never write, then
maybe we would have the time to live
but without writing
would we feel
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Written for dVerse
Tonight, Sanaa is hosting dVerse Poetics, and she asks us to look at derivatives:
In case, you opt for this part of the challenge, I would like you to think along the lines of blockage. It can be anything.
You could choose to write about words seeming far out of reach of the Poet’s hands or as an obstruction which makes movement or flow difficult or impossible.
Take out a notebook and while allowing your mind to be free from thoughts, write down the first few words that come.
My words were: Can’t sleep anymore tonight over. Following Sanaa’s instructions, I replaced one of the words (‘sleep’) with a derivative, and went on to write a poem on the theme of insomnia. I’m lucky in that I don’t suffer from writer’s block. Instead, sometimes I have to block the words out, or I’d never sleep!
I chose the title ‘melatonin,’ because I wondered what causes that fuzzy feeling when you first wake up, and feel as though you could fall straight back to sleep. It turns out this hormone is responsible.
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