(2017 NaNoWriMo) Captain’s Log, Day 19

Days after you’ve reached your goal are awesome. You don’t feel the need to do much, and when your children say, “Mom, will you finish out Stranger Things 2 with us?” you go ahead and do it. And you don’t feel guilty that your fingers aren’t caressing a keyboard.

But I still felt like I needed to add something to my story. It’s one of the worst drafts I’ve written, and while I know that should I choose to revise it, I could make it into something, it isn’t something right now. And I want it to be more. So I thought I’d add some poetry to it.

In my quest to find a poetry writing prompt, I stumbled across a poetry generator, which came up with this true gem:

My love for Sawyer is so great,
my heart melts for him ’til the dusk of day.
The night runs when him’s away,
love, calculate ’til day’s dawn.

Him beauty is great,
Wondering mind ’til him sees,
moving is all I do,
While waiting for the moment, for him to say “I do.”

I think I might have been able to do better myself. On the other hand, this beauty might have given me an idea for tomorrow . . .

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Christina Consolino is a mother, dreamer, author, editor and teacher from Dayton, Ohio. She's a member of the Plot Sisters and teaches Anatomy & Physiology at Sinclair Community College. She writes literary women's fiction, personal essays and more.

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