Have you ever had a line come to you begging to be explored and written out? When “I distinguish you from movement. I know not your presence as love and warmth” came to me I was at the middle of work thinking about Management Systems. I tried to ignore it, but it insisted and so I began to type out the first stanza.
As the first stanza took form, I knew exactly what this poem was going to be about. In this poem, my two pre-occupation meld: namely ‘abuse’ and ‘gardening’ mixed with some mundane ideas such as dogs and tug of war. In a way it is a strange combination, but I find as I end this poem and the muse slowly leave me that I could not write it any other way. Shout out to Heidi @ My Juicy Little Universe for hosting today’s Poetry Friday. Head to her site for more poetry!