January 1, 2013

This Is the Second

A couple days ago, I lined up all the first lines of pieces I'd written last year

It felt good, but it wasn't especially inspiring at first

So I waited a day and then alphabetized it and started sorting through it

Picking my favorites in each letter group

Until the Ts grabbed me

They had the right repetition for me and the right amount of declaration and mystery or whatever

And that's the first thing I wrote this year

Early this morning

This is the second, later tonight

There's gonna be a lot of writing this year and lots of different stuff

I got the gift of lots of different for my birthday and I'm looking forward to it all

I'm planning on taking better care of myself

Location:Melvin Dr,Baltimore,United States