As much as
Like I’m trying
It’s not that
It’s out of
Be good at
I suppose, if you’d accepted my body. The make up of my body, you would have considered what it needed. What I needed. What I am. I am. I…
I just. I just. I just wanted us to have an entropy of phenomenon. Like an exception.
I am good
Bad at rules
More & more
It is good
What isn’t good
That is broken
© Niliema Karkhanis
Authour’s notes: a final poem for day 11 of a month of poetry 2021.
I really have been working with consciousness streaming a lot. It’s a very effective way I have found to reach for the way I have processed ideas, experiences & emotions.
I’m playing with repetition here. & how I genuinely speak or lose words or think about things in song or in poetry.
Just thought I’d share some more in-depth writing process stuff, because the last couple of months really have me thinking about it again, especially as I’m writing more & developing more long-term themes & detailing my world-building more & more.
As a thought in conclusion, I’m mentioning the spontaneous writing flow work here because I truly believe if you practice tapping into this part of your brain function with respect to writing, you never have to copy anyone.
If you trust your gut & all your experiences with words. & I mean things like working a photocopy machine or filling out waybills for mailing packages or writing stories or writing social media posts, book reports, jokes…all of it.
Those are the 2 key places original writing comes from: ‘the back of your mind’, & from your experiences with life & language.
You never have to feel insecure in a way that you have nothing to say. All writers have the 2 things I have discussed here. & if you write from these 2 places, simultaneously, you will find uniqueness beyond your own imagination even.
Even boredom can be very creatively motivating…but that’s a topic for another time.
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