The Marathon journey is in its fourth year. Just Enjoy Yourself is the current incarnation. Let’s do it!
Marathon at home once again.
Let me start off by saying I hope everyone is well.
Here are some photos from this week – different places I’ve been out to exercise in.
All right, let’s get to writing. This week, I mostly relied on some cards with glued-on phrases/words to spur my imagination.
Here we go with a few selections.
This one, I didn’t use the phrase card. Instead, it was inspired by a couple of juxtaposed words from my notes: privilege needlessly.
I privilege needlessly and
I serial fake-praise and I mess with your head
and I suspend you unaware in lies
I gap you lap you slap you with pseudo-stories
I number my favorites in crayon using the system
I worked out in a bubble bath. I secret-smile
All the time. All the time. All the time.
A haiku (from the cards).
Two doors down the street
Why bother? said the old man
sweeping up fragments
And this little story, also from the phrase cards.
how long is he staying
when does he plan to leave
don’t we have enough trouble already?
He was standing by the window.
Something was always faltering
being laid aside
in that room.
The knitting needles twist
filling in patterns
gathering up fragments
not taking the slightest chance
Good morning, she said.
Gentle. Jarring. Sinuous.
The loudest sound the silence
painted in delicate small strokes
a gleaming white incomprehension
going in the wrong direction
wondering what was coming.
wanting to provoke
Because, you know, all the time
all of these things
run in concurrence
in that room
You didn’t say very much about your plans
in that room.
Thank you for reading!