The process (if any!)

My overcrowded mind is unable to assimilate more words

I can see them teetering on the edge of the ledge of my consciousness

then falling into the cracks without a splash

disappearing into turbid oblivion forever

sardonic voices mock my inability

to string those words meaningfully

but I am helpless, I find my hair tangled in the branches of past

stopping me from soaring to greater heights

to see the future clearly I need to rid

my present of all remnants of reminders

I shear away my hair, cutting all ties

unsnarl my toes, rooted in shifting sands of uncertainty

to shed the unnecessary load I had been lugging

in the harsh light of blazing sun, my unfettered brain

unites with my words; I see flowers blooming in inky blackness

finally free verses flit from my fingertips to your lips

before alighting on a blank page, making it home.

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35 thoughts on “The process (if any!)

  1. So many beautiful phrases and images within this Punam, that describe that struggle of the poetic process in a way that does it justice. My favourite:
    β€œfinally free verses flit from my fingertips to your lips”
    Stunning as always ❀️❀️

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    1. Well, it so happens that that was the first line I wrote and constructed the rest of the poem around it! Thank you so much, my dear! Your encouraging words always inspire me. ❀️❀️
      I hope you are doing well.

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      1. Happy weekend to you too my friend. And in other comments I see someone has mentioned an author interview. What???!!!! Where is this, and how HOW have I missed this?? I’m going to have to go hunting for it! ❀️❀️

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      2. This has made my evening!!! I just wanted to keep reading! You are so true to yourself, and I think that shines through in every single word you write. This interview just consolidates that to me. Plus, you are very very humble!! Happy to call you my friend ❀️❀️

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