What Direction Now? Life at the intersection…

NaBloPoMo21 – Steady

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Today is an ADITLOU kind of day—well, I mean, the actual “day” was like three weeks ago, but I’m working on it all pretty hard right now, that’s what I meant, sheesh!—and the general busyness is good for the soul but not always for the body and definitely not always for the pen and the page. Still, I whipped this up a little earlier today. It’s got some good moments, I think, but also quite a few—gasp! don’t say it!—okay, I’ll whisper…((cliches))…shh!!!!…sorry…it needed to be said…

Without further ado—hey, that would be a good title for my life the past few days “ADITLOU and Further Ado”—ahem!—okay, so…

Now, without further ado, here’s my piece for the day…

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The stiller songs kill me most, ghosts tucked between the words coming from Jon’s mouth as Sean strums soft in the background, sounding like a mournful celebration or a joyful dirge, they merge in some dusty, unremembered corner of the room at the top of me, and I can see that going to sleep tonight will be easy, breathe in deep and open myself deeper, the anesthetic strums become sighs, the voice an ocean anodyne for a mind left whirling by the too-much matters of the day, the before and the after though rarely the now, no shaft of light will cut into this blue cocoon of tune, and soon I will curl up into myself, clutching to the notes for comfort and riding the lightest back-beat to even softer valleys, touched now…and now…and now again by soon-soundless seas…
Steady now, you’re the loosest cannon, not yet a man, but we’re not children, we’re not kids anymore…
@c

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What Direction Now? Life at the intersection…

About Andrew.

Andrew Cartwright grew up in Indianapolis, IN, but has lived over the years in such places as Denver, CO; Fairfax, VA; and Rivne, Ukraine. He is a former nonfiction editor for both Indiana Review and phoebe; he has also worked for the intersectional feminist journal, So To Speak, and the national literary magazine, Electric Literature. His work has appeared in The Normal School Online, Copper Nickel, Esquire Ukraine, Literary Hub, and Word Riot.

For more information about me and links to other writing, visit my author page at cartwriter.com

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