Friday, September 28, 2018

Shall I?

Shall I write about death?
My only love lost is my granny.
But grandmother poems are ubiquitous.

Shall I write about love?
But I no longer weep;
I rest on the shore of stability.

Shall I write about life?
And say what?
Viva la routine?

What truly could I say about life?
The sick, weak child no longer.

That is my truth.
From there, my seed will spawn.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Soundtracks at 34 3/4

I will be 35 this year! In 2 months time!

It's hard to believe that I started this blog 10 years ago and have kept at it...hiatuses and all. When I first blogged about my personal soundtrack I mentioned Sitting Here In Limbo by Jimmy Cliff. At that time I'd taken a break from law school and quit a job after only working for 3 months. My grandma was still alive, my niece Kayla had not been conceived and I was going through a messy love spell.

Fast forward 10 years: Grandma has passed now 8 years, Kayla is the brightest and quite talented, coming in ads and such and I have been married for almost a year to an old soul like myself. My work life is very much in limbo as mergers come, mergers go...I am concerned but what to do. I don't feel in limbo though, that's the thing. I feel gratitude. And still do a silent prayer that this merger is an illusion and not real. It helps me cope even though I know the thought is irrational. I have been known to have seriously irrational thoughts involuntarily. This one however is by choice.

If the government changes, will there still be a merger? Anyway...

I have been thinking of a personal project. I want to write good sonnets. I have only written one sonnet so far which I posted a few years ago - The Ordinary. I hardly write, full stop. I want to finish my first book. I have a working manuscript for which several of the poems have been featured in a remarkable