Held, OctPoWriMo Day 17, #amwriting #octpowrimo


©Sascha Darlington



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Toward Meaning, OctPoWriMo Day 8, #amwriting

Well, this was hard. (I can hear a “that’s what she said” from the audience.) 🙂 I took the challenge from OctPoWriMo today which was to create a poem as a Joseph’s Star with the prompt of What Do You Know and How Do You Know It?

Personally I don’t feel that I only understand something once I’ve written it or even explored my emotions once they’re on the page. Rather, I have a pretty good idea of what I think, but writing and “massaging” each thought into a word provides clarity. Trying to express that in a terse style was so, so difficult. 🙂


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Sticks and Stones #amwriting


OctPoWriMo Day 7

Sticks and Stones

You need to vent, lecture

make her feel small

pounding away syllabic effusions

while wordless she says “sorry”

expecting the word to signify something

but your spewing evolves while

she waits until the eruption ends

wondering if it’s your voice you like

wondering if you hear your words

wondering if you mean the intent

wondering if you comprehend



Sascha Darlington 10/7/2017