Posted in exercises, poetry

30 Day Writing Challenge (Day 2)

Day 2: Write something that someone told you about yourself that you never forgot.


He told me that it wasn’t
my words or my lack of them
my hair or my clothes
or how often I didn’t smile
that warned him of the battle
raging in my head again.

he said it was the lost homework,
the gaps in my notes,
the unmade bed,
and army of half-full coffee cups lining my bookshelves
that warned him that the truce had expired
and my dreams were bloody and burning again.

so when he became battle fatigued
I started leaving trails of post-it notes in my wake
so that I would brush my hair,
make my bed,
bring my dishes to the sink,
and put ice packs over my eyes
so the next one would believe me
when I said I was fine.

Advertisements

Author:

I want to help children find autonomy, teenagers find themselves, and adults find compassion through the written word. I hold a B.A. in Creative writing and a dream of seeing my name on a book cover one day.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s