It’s upon me, the month
it’s all stitched tightly
together. In a month, it’ll have eyes
to peek through drawn curtains
a hand to reach from the dark
alleys of their imagination,
a sultry, whispering voice
that’s neither charming
or alarming but enticing,
commanding, urging them to climb,
run and jump, dash
and breathe deeper, think quicker
harvest their adrenaline
to think two, three steps ahead
to figure the encounter, to look further
with my words, my lines
and my slant rhymes
that define my stalking tale.
With skin, bones and flesh
entailed, it’ll rise – rise!
and feed on your fright.
It’s hungry, famished
from it’s fight for life, it’s coming.
It’s creeping, it’s headed this way
– B. Brown
(image courtesy of pinterest; by Bernie Wrightson)
Nanowrimo is officially here, ya’ll! I’m about halfway through my novel and confident that it’ll be ready for editing by the end of this month. My goal is to complete at least one chapter a day. It’ll be tough because I’m juggling work, school, parenting and another poetry collection that I would love to have completed by the end of this year.
Who’s all participating this year? I feel I finally have the right equipment, skill and mind set. I’m ready. I’m soooo ready for this challenge. What are your goals? What are you aiming for?