Day 2-Creativity and Pain-Today’s “poem should explore creativity as a healing salve, as a shield, as a weapon, or as a negotiation method to use when dealing with physical and/or psychological pain.”
Tears and Wine, Paper and Pen
She poured her pain onto the page
not caring that the tears she shed
fell onto the words to create
little pools swirling with black ink and salt.
She wrote around the occasional drops of wine,
leaving them tucked between the lines
like little Rorschach tests.
She wasn't herself anymore.
The woman she had been
had been absorbed
into the never-ending distress and frustration
of what she lived with.
When things were at their worst
that was when the Rage monster appeared.
It scared her when she let things go that far.
The loss of control was an indignity.
It meant apologies and self-condemnation
after the fact.
This was why she wrote...
to avoid the judgment, the disbelief, the recriminations,
A bottle of wine, her favorite pen
and the pages bound together by wire,
her self-discovered therapy.
It did not matter
that in the morning
she would have a slight headache
from the crying and the alcohol,
and the words she had thought so brilliant
would be unreadable, even to her eyes.
What would matter
was that the pain would be gone
transferred from her Soul
and hidden from the World
in a dime store notebook.
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