What I've Been Writing Lately
I completed my second Grind challenge in January which, if you've never done one, is amazing and terrible. It's basically a month-long feat where a group of writers hold each other accountable to write something every day. It is definitely a beautiful process because it can pull forth some gems that otherwise would've stayed earthed. But on those days when you're TAPPED and tired, it can be grueling!
Here's one of the pieces that came from Day 27 of the challenge:
after i have out’ed my ins
and made bare my cover-ups
you will still not be satisfied.
you will see these unnatural gifts
try not to fall out of their own context
and look behind them for the ‘more’.
i will frantically tell my keep-quiets
in hopes of supplementing all the
soft and pulsing things.
you will tell me to get my shit together
but they will no longer be mine
and you won’t want them so they
won’t be yours either. and i will
try not to regret the giving part of it all
but your discontent will have
far more hollow places to echo inside me.