#yearofsonnets 053/365 . I really miss being on stage sometimes. It's been, what, a year and a half, at least? So many things come up and get in the way. I need to find my way back into a theatre community. But for now, I get to enjoy Dame Helen's masterclass.
#yearofsonnets 37/365 . And, sometimes, a gorgeous cover of a Taylor Swift song brings back memories, for better or worse. (Both. It's usually both.) . Currently listening to Taylor Swift's Holy Ground, covered by Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Blake Daniel, Andrew Durand, Preston Sadleir, and Barrett Wilbert Weed (https://youtu.be/1buvc2KBQf8) . #poem
#yearofsonnets - 027/365 . Currently listening to #thebadyears by @kerrigan_lowdermilk . After a while, the only way you can protect yourself is to do things where you'll never be disappointed. If you don't try, you won't fail. You won't be ignored. You won't have your hard work go unnoticed by the world. *shrugs* There's already so much disappointment out there, why open yourself up to more, willingly? .
#yearofsonnets 026/365 . To say that I'm excited for @halseanderson 's SHOUT is an understatement. For almost 20 years now, Laurie's words have carried me to survival, salvation, and hope. They mean more to me than I can explain with words. She is a champion. . #poem
#yearofsonnets 025/365 . Currently listening to The Wheel from @tuckmusical . The metaphor that The Tucks use to describe their immortality is very similar to one that I use to describe the effect of my years of depression--you fall off the wheel, you lose your place in the natural order of the world. And you are stuck in this same one place, while the rest of the world keeps on going around you. And there's no way to get back on or to experience the things you should have experienced. . #poem ...
#yearofsonnets 024/365 . I haven't been great about posting them every day on here, but they are getting written, so yay! . I did not expect today's poem to have the happy ending it did. It's been a bad day. I hate bureaucracy, y'all. Almost as much as I hate being poor. . If you want to get daily updates with my writing, you can join my mailing list--you'll get the stuff sent to you. . https://upscri.be/444ef5/
#yearofsonnets 014/365 . Today, I wrote a blog post that was very difficult to write. But I made myself do it, because I thought it would be useful. (It's up on my Medium if you want to see it--look in my bio). I got a lot of positive comments on it. But I also got a negative one that really kind of hit me. This is, kind of, my response to that. . Surviving is hard. Staying here is hard. And sometimes, it is selfish. We have to be selfish. We have to hold ourselves together before we can ...
#yearofsonnets 013/365 . When you have an online friend that you wish you were close enough to to comfort. I don't have many tools, but I can write you a damn sonnet with my honest prayer for you--for us. . Currently listening to: The Journey by @kerrigan_lowdermilk . #poem
#yearofsonnets 010/365 . Some poems are just damn hard to finish. Got about halfway through, and I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go in. Story of my life. . Currently listening to @amandapalmer -- the point of it all and, as always @kerrigan_lowdermilk -- holding on . #poem