I think one of the most satisfying things that I get out of writing is that I get to walk away from each piece. Sometimes words come easy. Sometimes I just can’t wrap my mind around what it is exactly that I am trying to say.
When it all comes together, however, it feels like the calm after a summer rainstorm. That moment when the last of the drops have fallen. Everything around you is soaked. There is a mist rising from the hot, steamy ground. There is a pause. The smell is filling. And then it all dissipates into the life around you. If I am happy about something that I have written, I have found my way through the storm. I let it lie. And I walk away.
bantering against the shutters
blazing through fire
bound for arrival
recoiling with hesitation
restless upon liberation
reviving past silence
redirecting in step
the placement of thought deliberately
on the page craving nourishment
like the drops of rain
in a summer storm
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