Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker today for (her final) Five Minute Friday, where we write for five minutes flat. No editing, no backspacing, no need for perfection. Just come as you are kind of writing. The prompt today is:
My broken completions
my un-extraordinary conclusions
my irrevocable finishes
somehow, suddenly and without realization,
are becoming something new.
This fresh beginning,
well it isn't fresh to me.
They tell me it's new, it's right, it's good
and I bite my tongue and try hard to believe them
but it seems all I can taste is this stale, salty air
Sometimes beginnings are smudged dirty with grime marks,
lined with long forsaken heart fractures
filled with missing pieces
and splintered parts
and fragmented bodies
Sometimes beginnings simply look a whole lot like endings
and tonight I whisper to myself, quiet,
that is okay.
Because when tomorrow comes soft and fast and pink with daylight,
even when nothing seems new or fresh or right or good,
it will still be a beginning, after all.
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