Not Writing a Book in My Head – Day 18

The thing about living is that all of our bodies come with an illegible expiration date. Bummer.

The journey in between awakening and the deep sleep is crammed with the present – this moving target known as time which none of us have enough of but all we ever actually need. In this moment of now, be.  Be here. Be now. This is all any of us have.

Today’s writing prompt is a goodbye note. It was written by my oldest living relative. My great grandmother and her mother were sisters. She was married to a wonderful man for almost 57 years. About 100 people attended his funeral and everyone received this secret to their happy life. My husband died six weeks later. I wrote a similar goodbye to him. Of course, we were married like 35 years going on 57 which is a whole different thing.

For now, write whatever comes to mind. It’s National Poetry month and you have fragments to record of your moment of being. Write.



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About Taylor Collins

Taylor writes in fragments - journals incessantly – the sea a recurring theme. She blogs and works on three writing projects at the moment. She was selected to read a twitter poem, written during National Poetry month, for the “Tell Me More” NPR program in 2011. A day diary was selected for publication in Water Cooler Diaries published in 2008 (De Capo Press). She recently completed a small chapbook, a 12-part poem entitled Flame. Taylor receives “real” rejection letters now – a sure sign her work is being read. She paints and writes in her studio/gallery -- Parke Green Galleries located on the site where the US Constitution was first ratified. She spends time thinking when deep thoughts surface. Taylor leads a rather dry life on the ocean she's tossed about on. Be sure to visit her if you're ever in the state that started our nation. Cheers!

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