I like the theme of this week’s creative writing challenge, Starting Over, which encourages us to muse freely about beginning again and wiping the slate clean. I appreciate the freedom to be creative and explore different forms. Since I rarely dabble in poetry and freeform writing, I’ll experiment here.
Starting Over: In Fragments
A new pair of shoes.
The first chapter of a book.
A new hardbound journal, waiting to be opened.
A neighborhood walk early in the morning with your loved one.
A haircut exposing the back of your neck for the first time in years.
The first rays of the sun peeking over the horizon.
A jump off of a cliff.
A field of cherry blossom trees, on the cusp of exploding in shades of pink.
The first buds poking out of the dirt in your garden.
The glint on a ring as you hear the words “I do.”
Your newborn son, held for the first time.
A letter of apology sent to a friend.
A visit to a place from your childhood that forces you to remember something you’d forgotten.
A soft pillow beneath your head as you lie down to sleep.
A coffin lowered into the clasping earth.
The pain of finishing a draft and realizing it’s only the first.
A resignation letter handed in to your boss and a backpack in the trunk of your car.
A tank full of gasoline.
A shiny new WordPress blog.
An iOS app to post whenever you want, wherever you want.