I’ll take the long way
don’t want to slide
around hills and bends
I like the bit
where home is close
on days like this
hot food and armchairs
A cut-up poem based on a WordsFlow timed writing exercise posted in my writer's journal.
Submitted to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #102
and to dverse Open LinkNight #48
Some of these poems are autobiographical, some are entirely fictional, and some are a mixture of both. The intention is art rather than self-expression. I don't allow factual details to get in the way of poetry! (I do seek emotional truth.) They are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here. Copyright also applies to almost all photos posted here, most of which are my own, though a few are licensed under Creative Commons.
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