NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 10: Tangled threads (a poem)

Ugh! This was one of those days when I found it hard to get going. I was going to write an abecedarian poem, but I didn’t want to force anything, or have to resort to the ‘X marks the spot’ cliché.

Quiet—very quiet—too quiet
I can hear myself think
the words drown out everything else
holding my feelings down
beneath the surface

Until that unwieldy knot
that jumbled cluster of unimportant thoughts
about everything—about nothing
loosens its grip
the yoke remains in place—

the words don’t make it to the page

(10 April 2015)