The Nov PAD Challenge Poem #16 comes from the Day 15 prompt: a "just when you thought it was safe" poem. So here's a rough, rough draft:
When logic says "no"
and imagination says "yes"--
When words fly easily,
gliding across page effortlessly
on updrafts of thought--
When characters speak,
carrying wise conversation
and all I have to do
is transcribe their dialog--
When all flows together beautifully,
so beautifully that
one feels blessed to write--
But one thought, one idea, one false step
forces everything to explode,
disintegrating into rubble--
bits of ideas floating gracefully
to earth in the aftermath.
I rise, injured, perhaps mortally,
placing the half-empty kettle
onto the stove to boil for tea.
Copyright 2010 by Susanne Barrett
So, "just when you thought it was safe," all hell breaks lose....
Pushing the pen forward,