Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Currently, But Really Earlier #SOL21

Every day, I find inspiration from all of the wonderful writers in this community.  Today's post is an example.  I tried out a "Currently" poem this morning, but I was not able to post it until now.  Thank you, everyone, for sharing your ideas and hearts.  

Currently at 6:00 a.m., 
I am 
sitting in front of 
Zoom, writing
in my notebook, 
my morning pages.

I am 
thinking of what to 
write for a slice, 
listing my ideas,
trying one out.

I am 
thinking about the
long day ahead - 
back-to-back classes, rehearsal,
tutoring, and Time to Write.

I am 
putting my phone
on the back part 
of this notebook
to hold it down - 
almost done and 
not my favorite.

I am 
scratching my head, 
wondering Could this be
a slice?  Is it
slice worthy?

Currently and always,
I am 
critical of my 
writing, wondering
Is it good enough 
to share?

Currently and always,
my fear and
perfectionist thinking
creep into
my current thoughts.

I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge.


  1. I love how it evolved into the refrain of "Currently and always." I thought it was a neat idea playing with it as a poem instead of just writing it down. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a great idea and I like the way you set it up. Fun to read through from actions to your thoughts. Thanks - this is a great idea.

  3. I like the stream of consciousness theme of this "currently" post. It's not unusual to start writing about our writing this far into the SOLSC...or to have doubts. Nice work!

  4. Currently, thinking how much I enjoy reading your writing. :)

  5. Currently, I am thinking - this is a perfect slice! Love this. These lines,
    "thinking about the
    long day ahead -"
    I find it so hard to think of what to write when I have leapt ahead to my full day . . . I am impressed with your sweet poem that resulted, in the midst of the thinking ahead.


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