Staying With Discomfort


She had been there all day

As I came and went she
Didn’t move.

Now I’m done with writing
She’s gone.

Companion for the day
Down the plug hole!

Thanks hairy legged one
For being there.

It has been days, or even weeks, that I’ve been cooking something, sitting with a problem, allowing a dissonance to be there. Thus it is that I’ve been thoroughly uncomfortable while the inner process, sifting and sorting my teacher would say, works itself. Today I got thoughts on paper, trapped them, edited them, checked them, sent them off.

Writing helps resolution, clarification. And now? Liberation! What a relief! Now I can get down to the business writing.

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