Coffee to go
Getting beyond self
To make it to appointments
“I would say I was ready before, but there were, uh, unexpected things” “But my attitude has definitely shifted a lot since then…”
To the bus, to the bus. Who needs to drive? Criminal record be damned, I can get a job tomorrow…
A place in the city. Freedom demands it, when you’ve lost or never had car or license. The only way to fly!
Assaultive night spirit driven away with a popcorn like sound. The bedroom safe again, meditation with preset intention continues to solve problems on 1st try
Eleven shades of shadow, focus and define and gravitate to your aims. Inch by step by milligram.
A spin and a swirl, stabbing deeper into anti-tragedian thought
Music changes roles, rights reverse and refactor, shades of grey fade into fires of practice fitting
Yet to move to one side also means letting go another
Practice practice practice, and prioritize.. See that you hold loosely to the thread, neither white-knuckling nor letting fall
Call on your spirits & angels & deities & demonoids & philosophical scaffolds whenever you wish; memorize the few prayers, or write more, when it suits your fancy
Let be, let be, let be, let do … Bonkajeedevi, a key to rememberance of crucial things not to forget
Align but do not toil. X marks your targets; yet recall & recall & recall, for you, the focus is your needs, not the wailing Worlds’
So be real and enraptured; let not fantasy become Elephant Overrun # ;
Got submission done for POETRY Magazine last night. The contest I was submitting the same things to is temporarily closed because they reached their limit on freebies from Submittable for the month, so that’ll have to wait until 11/1. But they allow 8 pieces not 4, so perhaps I’ll make more ready by then.. Also a haiku contest coming due. Submit only 1! The challenge! I do not often write haiku, but I wrote 16 before bed last night. I started many of them, but only double started one. Almost finished with final revision of my 2nd book, but being broke, have to start bringing in paychecks before Dad will back me for BookBaby. It will be getting an entirely* new title & cover, as well as some corrections, but no major structural changes or additions or deletions (possibly to add some art though?) except to cut 3 sub-par* and mismatched appendices. Version 1 with wrong formatting here: Ziggomatic Keys (*& Synaptic Syntactic &*)
1st published manuscript: The Driftwood of Our Lives Washed Up On Some Foreign Shore
BookBaby will push to 60 or 70 ebook markets in all formats, not just Amazon, for $150. The total package for ebook/print (+100 copies)/print on demand & fulfillment, with all the goodies that entails runs to around $1400 for my particular needs and without getting them to do my cover design..
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