"Don't you do it!"
I scold myself every morning.
I warn, threaten, and list the consequences.
"You know what will happen!"
Eventually there's a compromise-
limits and ultimatums...guidelines.
In the end, permission is granted- every time!
"You know you shouldn't be doing this...
but I must check my mail- my messages."
Facebook, twitter, and Instagram-
Definitely no time for that!
Well, let me just see what they're up to-
just for a moment...a minute- relax!
"Oh, that's clever- I must like & share.
It's lunch time already- you must be kidding!
Where did the hours go?
Time isn't fair.
I haven't even checked the news- local or worldly.
Oh, that story reminds me-
I must jot that down.
a sentence or two... a paragraph-
I might as well finish it now.
Way too long for a poem....a short story?
Chapters 1 & 2.
The house, the chores, the pets-
all beckoning, "We're still waiting for you!"
Well, it's too late now.
Besides, my head hurts
and my eyes are burning.
Creativity is a brutal beast-
the process is all-consuming.
Created: Apr 16, 2014brandi_jeaux Document Media