I came across a great blog post by Kellie Elmore and I thought I’d give it a try. I don’t think I’ve done a free write based on a few select words since, maybe, grade school.
I was able to use all of the words: falsetto, blanket, cumbersome, cinema, and coins.
Here’s what I came up with:I woke up to my neighbors falsetto piercing the boundary of the wall we share tangled in the blankets trying to hide from the coming day, a cumbersome day of bills and schlepping clothes to the coin laundry I thought, what if I just stayed here in bed until my limbs tingled and ached from laziness Maybe I could run off to the circus to fly and feed the elephants Or maybe just go shopping or to the cinema, or anywhere quiet.
Check that out! I like it for exactly what it is. A poem written simply by writing. No over worked wording or editing. I’ll definitely be doing this more often. The practice of writing is is a good habit to have!