If I had any gumption, I’d attack that backlog of
poems that I have written about life and death and love.
Fantastic in their numbers, those poems exist in piles,
bound in three-ring binders and squeezed into hanging files.

Thy cluster in my consciousness, swim nightly through each dream.
They are both strength and weakness as they stretch out, ream on ream.
They allow me no real leisure, for they’re everywhere I look,
begging for confinement in a magazine or book.
They crave to be collected between front and back cover,
but in spite of resolutions, I  simply write another.

This poem and these photos are  no exaggeration. I have 13 file cabinet drawers plus one big bin and a few piles, binders and stacks that contain poems and stories I’ve run off, or ideas for new ones.  I have no idea now many poems I have in my blog and computer that I’ve never run off. 

Prompt words today are fantastic, weakness, backlog, gumption, allow and cluster.

12 thoughts on “Plethora

  1. isaiah46ministries

    Your fans would love to read them. Happy New Year, Judy. I am getting use of my left leg more each day. I am pushing it as much as I can because I am ready for my life back. But I am alive, so 2023 should be great!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Derrick. So have you shifted over to a new blog yet? I could read you yesterday but haven’t reached you yet today. I’m about to go out to dinner with friends but will search when I get home.

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  2. bushboy

    I have a lot less paper with my jottings but I do have random books of writing here and there. I wonder what will happen when I am gone. No one will read them or go through my copious photos I suspect.
    Do you have a plan for all those writings?


    1. lifelessons Post author

      That’s how I feel, so feel the need to get at least some together. Just an overwhelming task. Hoping someone will come along who is dying to do so and in need of cash to motivate them farther.

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