OctPoWriMo: Day 2

ReclaimingI don’t think I’m going to produce a piece of any real substance until I can take the better part of a day to actually work; I’ve felt so muddle-brained and tired the last two days that the thought of trying to write has been ridiculously stressful and anxiety inducing.  I’ve still done it – which is itself a feat – but I’ve picked the shortest forms I could think of, and I’m not thrilled with either of them (I don’t hate them; I’m just not thrilled).

Anyway, today I chose to do a slightly altered pleiades poem (I fudged the syllable count).

Trust Fall, Ninth Grade

Fall, she says, as if it’s easy,
Forgoing every instinct not to;
Forgetting, perhaps, how kids are:
Feigned smiles hiding hive-mind malice–
Friends who’d let you fall, or catch you
For the chance to drop you themselves.

This is Day 2 of OctPoWriMo!  Link ups are open until October 5th.

Author: Jessica Cross

Writer, maker, geek, feminist, mom. Not necessarily in that order.

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