Once there is time
I must download one of those meditation apps
and learn how to let go
of the little things out of my control.
I should make space for more me-time,
worry less about the lives of others
and untangle their questions
from my existence.
I read a quote once,
it said we are more than what people make of us,
which was nice but not so accurate
when you’re an idea rather than a flesh sack
and what people make of you, makes you more
I should learn how to trim down for summer maybe?
Shed the unnecessary pounds,
find a way to slip back inside a double handled jar,
put a lid on it,
Tell them all to make their own way for once,
that I am done guiding
or being blamed
for every bad decision that was ever made.
write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.”NaPoWriMo 2021 – Day 9 Prompt
I love a “to-do” list. I have them at work every day, and outside of work I jot down little lists of things I want to achieve with my free time or important tasks that must not be forgotten. My own list for today looks a little like this:
- Write NaPoWriMo Day Nine Post (Done!)
- Deal with house stuff. (Done!)
- Submit rejected short story to the journal suggested by the editor of the journal that rejected it.
- Submit a poem (or poems) to Spelt.
- Compile submission document for Interpreter’s House.
- Make a list of submission calls for the rest of April.
- Write 1,000 words for NaNoWriMo
I always find that if I get the first couple of things ticked off first thing, I’ve got the momentum to get the rest of the list done. If I leave it all to the last hour of the day, nothing will be achieved and I’ll just file the list away with the rest of the good-intentions that never saw the light of day. Have any of you got “to-do list” tips for an expert procrastinator?