No matter how sad or distressing or gory, for a writer, dilemmas become a new story. You should forgive us, for the truth of it is that the pathos of life provides part of the fizz. We simply don’t know why there’s all of this fuss, until the dilemmas happen to us.
Thanks for the one word prompt “Clouds” today, WordPress! Guess who got a window seat on her flight between Guadalajara and Phoenix yesterday and took 206 photos of clouds? The ride, especially the landing, was bumpy but well worth it!
Since we know where we are going so well,
let’s take the longest route there,
out past England’s Hill and that dip in the road we kids called lover’s leap.
Silly the traditions we tried to pretend––as though our histories weren’t long enough
to have attracted real ones. Now all of those old newnesses
are curling with age, discolored, cracking at the edges––
their roughness catching realities and dreams
and mixing them together so none of us
can remember the difference.
The Prompt: This Is Your Song–Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Turn that line into the title of your post. (My song was “Long Way Home”by Tom Waits.)