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NaPoWriMo Day 2! Zoo of the Unwritten

Hi there! It's day two and I'm still going strong. Today's poem was inspired by this prompt by Megan Falley. This wasn't as hard as I initially thought it would be to write. My most significant break from writing took place during my most adult relationship. I still have questions to ask myself about this topic but for now this is what we have to work with: [embed]https://soundcloud.com/talichaj/zoo-of-the-unwritten[/embed]

Zoo of the Unwritten

When I wasn’t writing, I was limbs wrapped up in his sheets,

all my words caged, my throat a zoo of the unwritten.

Love was not a spark, not a forest floor of poems on fire.

When asked have you ever been in love? I pause.

If this thing, that grabs you by the heart and spins you until all the world multi-colored

swirls, is supposed to inspire, then why did I stare at so many unmarked pages?

Why did i not poet? Or artist? Or create?

I want to say, yes I have been in love and it was extraordinary,

I wrote ten books worth of poems about how marvelous it all was,

I was the poet laureate of love, I was the one they teach you about

in sadity writing courses at the university where I could never afford more than one semester.

Instead I pause. Shrug. Say I don’t know. I think so? I mean I loved him, but…