OctPoWriMo, Day 9 (Caught Up!)

ReclaimingWoo!  Being caught up feels pretty great.  These are those fleeting moments of come-from-behind victory that buoy me along – someday I’ll learn to power through all those tough situations to come out on top.  It’s always so much more fulfilling than letting a project fall by the wayside.

Speaking of projects, I’m so excited to share my Inktober art at the end of the month!  It’s nothing spectacular, but for someone who never draws (and only talks about wanting to), I’m actually really happy with how my drawing is progressing.  I honestly feel like I’ve seen progress and learned new techniques in only the past nine days.

Anyway, back to this project.  This is a form called a haiku sonnet.  Hope you enjoy.


Bonfire Nights

From open windows
Drifts the first promise of snow
The smell of bonfires

Nights beneath the moon
Breath hangs heavy in the air
Like wood fire smoke

Dead leaves fuel the blaze
A final thrill of glory
Before winter’s chill

Huddling for warmth
Everything around us dies
But we are so alive

I feel the nights grow colder
And the flames call me again


This was written for OctPoWriMo!  Link ups are closed, but feel free to read others’ work and write your own if you are so moved – all writing is worthwhile, linked up or not.

Author: Jessica Cross

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

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