Please Continue to Hold…..
I haven’t written in a while and there’s a reason why.
I have a kind of writer’s block
The minutes pass with a tick and a tock
As I sit and wait for my brain to unlock the words on which I rely.
It’s not that a topic escapes me-
it’s more that I can’t narrow down.
Should I write ‘bout religion?
Or nuclear fission?
I sit in my kitchen, my brain on a mission, my face twisted into a frown.
I could write on the subject of discrimination-
Gay or straight, white or black.
Freedoms under attack.
I am taken aback, by the way our words smack of judgment and condemnation.
Perhaps I should write about all things political
But political words are so shady
Dishonest, and often berating
And not becoming of a lady
or maybe I’m just being cynical.
There are plenty of “wars” that they show on the news.
Wars on women and drugs
Wars on terrorist thugs
And similar slugs. Even wars on bedbugs
to name only a few.
So it’s not that my head is empty, it’s quite full
With news of the day
Close to home, far away
Try to rise ‘bove the fray,
to sort truth from the bull
But when so many thoughts swirl around at one time
There’s a clog in my brain
Like you’d find in a drain,
And I have to abstain from writing these lines.
Eventually chaos will give way to clarity.
The word dam will burst
I’ll be free of this curse
and I’ll jump in headfirst, quenching my thirst,
enjoying this moment of rarity.
Because when I put pen to paper,
I want to evoke a response.
Whether or laughter or tears
Or thoughts of past years
Even sneers allay fears of cool nonchalance.