Poem in the Works: “Unraveling”

Something new today! I’ve been playing with a poem, trying to get it right. Not perfect, but at least coherent. I go back and forth between feeling it’s about to come together and tossing the whole thing out. But I’m not going to toss it out because while it may not turn out to be a great poem, I think it’s an important piece of a pretty good story. This morning while eating my oatmeal and reading yet again what I have written already, it seems right to put the lines I already have here, to set this part in place so I can move on. I’ll post more when it comes. Maybe I’ll have a finished poem at some point. 🙂 And who knows, but the whole thing may end up turned around on its head before I’m done? But I’m going to do this. Please don’t feel you need to edit or tell me how you would write it. I’m still too much in the early stage to hear that. But I want to put this little bit out there. Oh heavens, this intro is longer than what I’m posting!


I slide the stitches
off the needle slowly,
tug on the yarn
and watch the unraveling.

It feels like an act of violence. . .

continues HERE.

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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6 Responses to Poem in the Works: “Unraveling”

  1. pastordt says:

    Can’t wait for more! Love where you’re heading now, though.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sharon says:

    I love your early stages…
    keep it coming.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sharon says:

    I love your early stages…
    keep it coming.


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