What Direction Now? Life at the intersection…

NaBloPoMo30 – Everything You Dreamed That It Would Be…


Decided to just close my eyes and type…I cleaned it up a bit for clarity, but I didn’t change any actual words…

It was a cool experience…I’ll definitely do it again some time…


Breathe deep and let the fingers move without eyes to guide them let the heart break without salve to find it back together write the sounds that pound your ears and hear blood coursing through in no particular pattern sign the name on the mine and keep the walls from falling in reap the winds with a sigh and smooth your hair back with the calm of a nightingale’s breath I once just closed my eyes and typed without thoughts and this is what happened this is what the inside of my eyelids look like what the prayers of the blankest part of me sound like and when the chalkboard at the core of me is filled with too much scrawling the dust will seep out of my pores and collect on my skin like sea salt after high tide Ride the depths Neptune and call the night Nocturne for the classics never die if we know enough to store them in our heads (though they will get a bit soggy there) Once I felt the calm of being done and knowing that nothing can be changed at this point and that was the day that I closed my eyes and typed until the words ran into each other like falling stones and the rubble rumble overwhelmed my ears so that I could no longer hear all of the static of the nerves and then, my friends, then I could finally sleep.
This is your life, are you who you want to be?…

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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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