I won’t be sharing the stream-of-consciousness journal entry that led to this poem, but I will send my thanks to Grace at the dVerse Poets Pub for asking us to sharpen and employ our S-O-C skills for today’s Meeting The Bar Challenge.
I tried that backward writing thing
the lady told me about; I started out
at the bottom of the page, tried
to write from right to left, tried
to spell the words backwards.
I tried and tried and failed.
The effort almost killed me.
I turned the page. I tried again.
I started at the bottom, wrote
the first line from left to right,
left to right half-way up the page,
all the way up the page, managing
to finish my diatribe with less than
one line left at the top of the page.
Perfection. A smooth first draft, an
unimpeded stream of consciousness
unencumbered by mechanics
even if it’s upside-down, even if
dVerse Poets Pub
Meeting The Bar
~ Stream Of Consciousness ~