Though the “Planner” badge is hanging proudly on this post, today, I had a hard time thinking about what to write. In the end, I figured I’d just write about nothing. Not really sure where this came from, but I like it nonetheless. Thanks for reading!
A Poem About Nothing
Thoughts swirling, swirling, swirling in my head
“What should I write?” I ask, “My imagination’s dead.”
Experiences, people, your first time on a plane?
“I don’t know what to say,” I thought, “I think I’ll go insane.”
Your family, best friends, how about your favorite food?
“I’m not sure I can write these things, I’m just not in the mood.”
First day of school, your favorite teacher, the subject you like best?
“Just be quiet! It’s all too much! I’d much rather get some rest!”
How about the Romans? Or pyramids? Or even the Great Wall?
“Why would I? I just don’t want to. These don’t interest me at all.”
Something! You need to write Something! That’s just what you have to do!
“Really?” I ask, almost pointedly, “Couldn’t I try something new?”
Like what? she challenged, You’ve got something in your head?
“Here you go!” And I handed her the poem you’ve just read.