Feeling a little distant from myself tonight. Nothing’s happened, at least nothing too terribly serious. I let myself miss out on something I’d really been looking forward to, and I can’t quite forgive myself just yet. Instead, I see all the ways my unending exhaustion of the last six weeks led right here. Frustrated. Today’s Poetic Asides prompt is to write a “pop culture” poem. I don’t have one of those in me right now, but I did include”selfies” in a poem last week. That should count for something!
Tonight’s Arun is a little awkward and uncomfortable … kind of like how I’m feeling. I wanted to mess with the form a little while still keeping to the rules. I’m not sure it works, exactly, but I’m keeping it.
Though, more than that.
And not really that.
change of place,
I want change — of heart,
To be full,
to feed myself,
to let in more joy.
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An Arun is a 15-line poem with the syllable count 1/2/3/4/5 — 3x. It may be a new thing in the world, made up by me last year. “Arun” means “five” in Yoruba.