POEM: “Clean Slate?”



Clean Slate?


once the day’s scratched

across its surface

no matter how you rub

a trace always remains


you cannot rewrite your past

only print the present

over what came before


I hope you’ve had a happy November! And if you participated in National Novel Writing Month this year, great work! Most people don’t even make the attempt, so if you wrote anything more than what you would have, you’ve won. Congratulations! 

Since this is the last post for November, before we get into the holiday season and are inundated with Christmas carols, stale fruit cakes, and other assorted fare, I wanted to assure you that I will NOT be posting Christmas-centric posts. There is enough of that sort of thing without my contributing. 

It’s not that I’m against people enjoying the holidays–in fact, I often celebrate obscure holidays like Towel Day and Free Comic Book Day!–but it’s just not my thing. So, maybe I’m a Grinch, but the only holiday I’ll be discussing in December will be New Years! I’m looking forward to my annual Resolution post, both for accountability and to declare my new goals for the new year of 2020! And I’d love to hear what you have done this year or plan to do in the next!

As always, I will post here again in two weeks, and my Patreon posts once a week. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions or requests, please let me know in the comments, and have a great couple weeks!



*image courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net via Creative Commons Universal License.

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