Music: Marilyn Manson – “Tainted Love”
Location: Lenox Mall
I’ve been feeling that pull to write a poem the last few days, but no lines were coming to me in order to start from. So, I went back to my dwindling first line idea list and picked the one I didn’t like. Why? Because it gave me a feeling. I’m not sure how to explain that. I just knew that was the right line to go with. And when I say dwindling, I mean there are only two first lines left on that idea list. I need to spend time and add to that list again. Keeping a first line idea list is something I picked up from my high school creative writing courses from decades ago. It certainly helps to prime the pump when nothing is coming. Anyway, this was the resulting poem:
Some said it couldn't be done,
But you know what- I won!
Or is that just my perception?
Reality is filled with deception,
We trick ourselves every day,
Through actions and what we say,
What is a lie and what is real?
Is it fact or just how we feel?
A trick of the eye or the mind,
Sometimes to the truth we’re blind,
I think in this day and age, it’s very accurate. No funky dreams last night, at least none that I recall. At lunchtime, I fell into the trap of looking at some of the trending hashtags on Twitter. Big mistake. I tried to switch over to some of the safer, or what I thought was safer, writer and geeky hashtags but to my dismay found the same crap in those as I did in the trending topics. It made my skin crawl. That cinched it for me. I decided not to focus on Twitter anymore. It’s a toxic place. I’m just going to treat it as a messenger and leave it at that. If someone messages me on it, great. Otherwise, it doesn’t exist.