I’m enrolled in a six-week photography workshop beginning 10 September (and ending on October 21). I may not post a lot until it’s finished up.
Check the Intro page for coming changes to this blog.
Revisiting Writing 201: Poetry assignments from February 2015, which I posted on my The Moments Between blog at the time. “O Hidden Drawer” a favorite of mine.
“O Hidden Drawer”
Secrets tucked away against tomorrows,
Life that’s not yet realized. Keeper of Mysteries,
You hold a cache of tokens that reflect
A different me, a stranger to close friends.
Three flash memory sticks that contain
Passwords for devices and accounts
I no longer own or which have sat in a closet,
Broken, for months or years or decades.
Keys are in the drawer. Relatives’ keys
To safe deposit boxes–I don’t know where–
Left to me for their safekeeping.
When they’re dead, I’ll throw away the keys.
Short-term hope! My husband bought
A raffle ticket for me, in case I should like
Another chance for him to win a prize
Without himself appearing spendthrifty.
And last: one extended bolt release, three thumb tacks,
And an old gift card with an expiration date
That makes it useful into the next decade,
Should I have to get out of town…
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Time to relax, now, and nurture the creative self, again. The plan is to get back into the routine of structuring my time to facilitate not just writing and reading, but also Artist Dates and regular exercise sessions.
Since the diabetes diagnosis in December 2016, I’ve pretty much been concentrating on dietary changes and developing new habits. I feel as though the time is ripe for renewed growth in the rest of life. I have greatly enjoyed my time spent talking with the bereavement counselors, but I look forward to a more active process as I move more deliberately into creative growth throughout my life.
WP Daily Post, Weekly Photo Prompt: Growth.
geese and frigid winds
flow south…ragged array
their loud cries
— Elizabeth W. Bennefeld, Copyright © 2017-11-09
Source: Cold Winds (9 November 2017)