In the Library Children’s Dept, a reminder

Sometimes the words don’t come. Other times there are too many.

I write three sentences,
skip a line,
start again.

Nothing sounds right.
What is it I’m trying to say?

I need to start over.
I need to clear my head.

I’m up to a thousand words
none of them right,
but I don’t want to toss any,
in case there’s something there.

I need to answer directly,
quickly even.
What’s my answer,
if I was asked in person,
in natural conversation,
over coffee?

In the library children’s department,
where the shelves are low,
where people can reach,
I am reminded:
Keep it simple.
Just say it.

Why do I forget this? I’m sure if it hadn’t been for the girl in Panera, I’d have it done by now. Yes, let’s find someone to blame. 🙂


About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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