I Feel Blocked
Confession time: I have to admit, I didn't quite manage to write a proper blog post this week. I gave it my best shot, really, I did.
Every morning, I would sit down and tell myself, "Today's the day, let's get some writing done!"
But for some reason, I just couldn't get started. The words seemed to elude me, slipping through my fingers like grains of sand.
However, it wasn't all for naught. Despite my blogging struggles, I found solace in creating some wonderful new poetry. In fact, it got me thinking that it might be high time to put together a new collection of poems. After all, my last one, "Inner Darkness," saw the light of day way back in 2017.
On another note, I recently took part in a fantastic festival called the Magical Spring Market, right here in Baton Rouge. It's got so much potential to become a beloved annual event. But alas, no blog post materialized from that experience either.
In the midst of it all, I've been dealing with some emotional trauma on a personal level. Strangely enough, I thought I was handling it pretty well. I felt motivated and surprisingly productive overall.
However, a friend of mine had a different perspective. They pointed out that I was in what they called "too manic to panic mode." It's an interesting way to put it, really. I've been using constant activity as a shield, avoiding the pain I need to process. If I keep moving and keep busy, I can keep my mind off the things that haunt me.
So, maybe this phase of frenetic energy is slowly winding down, or maybe a crash is on the horizon. Who knows? In the meantime, though, I want to offer you something to brighten your day. Here are some brand-new poems that I hope will bring a little extra light into your life.