April 3

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.

battling words
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

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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