Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Why an Impossible Deadline is Impossible

A dam takes more than five years to build on raw hard ground
We are tasked to build trust from thin and damp air in two
The structures will traverse slope, incline and gulleys
We shall negotiate propaganda, mockery and fear
Technical will count costs, time, and person-hours
We measure not by hands but by committed yet fragile trust
Their progress manifests in crushed and built steady stone
We don't stop. Trust takes lifestimes to sustain.
There is no line that marks death, the end
We need ropes, a continuous and endless lifeline
We need to breathe. We have to connect. To stay steady

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