A week or so ago I watched Rupi Kaur’s Instagram live poetry workshop. She did a list poem that I thought was pretty nifty. It was called A List of Things to Share w/the World. I wrote my list that day and loved it. I thought I would do one today for day 4 of National Poetry Month. The title is part of the poem.
A List of Things I Need More of
Laughter Sunshine Sweetness Dance music Stability Quiet Encouragement Strong coffee, a stiff drink Hugs/touch
Kisses on my face
This was just a quick poem off the dome this morning. I like it. It’s real and not too complicated. Thanks for reading!
Tuesday I got word from a new magazine that one of my pieces was accepted for February. Huzzah! I’m very excited and Thankful. I was so hype all day after finding out (and I’m still hype over it). 2020 is doing great things. I’m doing great things.
Happy Sunday readers, writers, and friends. I hope your weekend has been all that you needed. Our clocks went back an hour and while we’re falling back I’m looking back at some of my old writing. Of course I made some changes (us writers can’t help ourselves; a chance to edit something we swore was complete is irresistible).
are they really
Are they blushing
Does she like me
As much as I
like her? Do they
burn, burn, at
core the way
I do for you?
a heat red-
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This past Saturday I made the decision to turn my phone off for several hours in order to get things done.
It was effective and refreshing.
At 9am Saturday morning I quickly scrolled through my apps and email then simply turned my phone off.
I turned on some music and got to work on tasks that needed my attention. I sat down to read. I played and snuggled my animals. I took a nap.
And yes, I did reach for my phone (less than I thought I would) throughout that time I was “disconnected” but I managed to regroup and refocus.
I stayed off the gadget until about 5pm. It was really nice. I think this is definitely something I need to do more often and I absolutely understand why people step away from social media and take breaks. It’s good for us.
What are some of the ways you “disconnect” or “step away” from time to time?
Two Moons: Stories (2018) by Krystal A. Smith is the simplest joy you can give yourself, especially if you are Black and a lover of speculative work. A few years ago, it was rare to find a gem such as this. You had to hunt for it. But now, especially with more focus on the work […]