There is risk in writing –
Fingers stroke keys creating new life
with crooked features that fascinate
and suddenly it’s your own child
bouncing up and down
and you mark his growth on each page.
Will you romanticize the process: the writer, the reader, the critics, the story?
Reality is a sharp edge on which your characters dance but
For if they plummeted to the ground
whose guts would spill out
in inky verse?
whose heart would be examined?
A writer must eat the apple
and run naked through the garden
A writer must fall to his knees
and pen his
pain as a prayer
and revealing truth
Be brave and dare to write!
Today, I’m hosting Tuesday Poetics over at dVerse Poets Pub. The prompt
opens at 2pm CST and the theme is risk, whether in form or subject.
The challenge is to not hold back. Come join us if you dare!
My sister, Cindy Scott, has just opened an Etsy shop for her artwork at ArtStudio444
You may follow her on twitter here and she is open to DM’s if you would like
to commission her for your own artistic endeavors.
If you would like to buy a digital print of the image above, it’s for sale here. We may
be working together in the future on a collection of collage poetry. We just have to
work out the time as she lives in Arkansas and I’m in Missouri!