bewilderment

take it apart
find Be wild
in the big word
then Be wild

however that
shows up for you

put something
on the page—
a blob of color
or words that
could become
something
but don’t have to

or let a sound
escape into the air,
a tune from
your own lips,
one of your
own invention
perhaps

Be wild

allow yourself
to marvel,
maybe with
a bit of
bewilderment,

at what you
have made—
no wrongdoing
or rightdoing

like the velvet
gray doves
matching today’s
nomadic clouds
coo-ooing
somewhere
you can’t see
just because
they can

(Thanks to Jill Badonsky, marvelous artist, for the inspiration. You can find her here.)

About janishaag

Writer, writing teacher, editor
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2 Responses to bewilderment

  1. Dick Tracy says:

    One hour’s sleep last night mulling over life’s twists and turns. A meandering path. I’m in bathrobe and slippers today. Gonna try Nyquil tonight.

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