“I’m quite tired of beating myself up
to write. I think I’ll start letting
the words slip out like a tired child.
‘Can I have a piece of pie’ he asks,
and then he’s asleep back on the cusp of the moon.”
– Jim Harrison
Yes, on the cusp of the moon,
While I find myself hanging
on the horns of a dilemma
(yes, I know it’s overused,
down at the scorched
parchment, the fountain pen still smoking.
The child, any child –
whether physically or emotionally immature
or bone-achingly creeping
toward the Great Divide –
seldom has filters… decorum.
The words have indeed slipped out…
Now I am faced with (fill
in an appropriate metaphor
from your favorite mythology,
Bible passage, or Shakespearean gem).
Do I publish?
do I take my latest writing in hand, fold
it – as a child would – and fly
it in the direction of the cusp?
* * *
Harrison strikes again! It’s Day 19 of Jilly’s “28 Days of Unreason.” We are faced with this insurmountable prompt that double-god dares us to write something… anything!
So I wrote anything.
*To understand the Crazy Child reference, click here.