it happens

i am stuck

with a blank page

before me

megan is beside me her face hidden by the blue chrome book case

homework

maci is sprawled out on the carpet

sleeping

her sprawled out toys nearby

chewed

the oven hums in the distance

warming

i look

i listen

the page, no longer

blank

i am no longer

stuck

“We live in a noisy, busy world that shouts for our attention.  We learn to screen out stimuli in order to perform the normal tasks of daily living.  The problem is that we become accomplished at ignoring our senses. We look but we don’t see.”   Donald Graves

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “it happens”

  1. I agree with Clare – the way the poem shows your process, the way it is a reflection of the quote – this would be great to share with students. I’ll keep this post in mind the next time (like tomorrow) when they say, “But there’s nothing to write!”

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