As I recover from a concussion ( please visit my Go Fund Me to learn more ) I thought this week was a good time to explore the audio files I have accumulated on my phone over the year. Often inspiration strikes when I am away from a pen and paper and I can’t type the words quick enough into a note. Recording observations as RAW audio free verse poems are satisfying for me. Background sounds are incorporated into the piece which, I think, adds to the impromptu performance. Also, there is a desirable amount of light pressure to form a creative thought in one take.
The fourth poem in my Spoken Free Verse study is a short poem I have titled “Rejected Draft” recorded Monday, August 27, 2018. It seems I walked into that Monday with a premonition how the week will end. This poem is short, sweet and, in my mind needs little editing. I present it, like the other poems in this series, as raw work in the original form.
I recommend listening to the audio file while reading the poem. I open Google links in Music Player for Google Drive.
by Shannon Laws
I start off the week on a Monday
straight as paper
spine stiff as a post
by Friday I am crumpled
broken and bent over
like a rejected chapter
from a writers typewriter
thrown to the floor