Walking Write


Words stamped down

Placing bricks in mortar.

Heavy lifting. But they say

writing is the fun part.

Editing is tricky, at risk of

losing this voice to that one.

Watch out for a takeover,

rip off, erasure.


Writing assures

home in alienation, isolation,

separation. Ordinary people?

Not so–despite titles. Quirks

nest close to foibles,

embarrassments deepen shame.


Wispy thoughts recovered—

at once removed but later,

remembered. Who are you to-

day, last week, next year?

Words on a sticker,

Stuck to a fence Live

Life— no labels—as naming

flees one pun ahead.


Catching my breath. Make way.

Clear the path. Point the compass

home. A direction to head. Dig in

the past –a place for planting.

Deep true blooms after long days

–or hours.

©2016 Cynthia Pittmann

About this poem: The poem addresses the compelling process of writing by moving through the needs of ordinary life, which pull against the relentless urge to make something creatively tangible out of experience, even though memory triggers loss. The poem speaks to the determination that writing requires.



About Cynthia Pittmann

I am a writer, life-artist, friend to humans, animals and nature. I'm a published poet, and I post original photographs in the WordPress blog. I'm experimenting with a poetic form that is meant to be read (and seen) with music videos. In the Oasis Writing Link blog (blogger), I write about living in Puerto Rico, memoir vignettes, offer creative writing ideas, explore art and sometimes discuss books I'm reading. I have two ongoing non-fiction writing projects: I'm writing a memoir about my mothers who were murdered in a hate crime and an experiential book about learning and practicing creative writing. I am an openminded accepting person. I invite you to introduce yourself (and your areas of artistic interest to me) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. ॐ
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