The Bridge, or How My Brain Works

14th September 2010

I write because I can’t not write

I think in sentences

Sometimes, even with punctuation.

My favourite is !

When I write

I am the most myself

When I’m not writing

My brain tweaks a little bit

Just enough to say

Get back to it!

Connections are made

When there are words

On a page

In the world

In a story

Or in my brain

And I write

Because that’s how it works.

I’m participating in And Now You Write, and this poem is written from my notes on the first prompt/Ice-breaker.

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  • Reply Julie Jordan Scott 14th September 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I adore this, Lorna! Sometimes I catch myself narrating my life and I ask myself, “And how would this be if I wasn’t narrating?” That chronic writer inside me… so grateful you are a part of “And Now You Write”….

    • Reply LKD 15th September 2010 at 10:52 am

      Thanks, Julie! Glad to be part of it! And, have you seen Wonder Boys (film based on the book). It’s one of my favourites, and this is my favourite exchange:

      [Crabtree and a student drag James, hopped up on codeine, out of the auditorium]
      James Leer: The doors made so much noise!
      Grady Tripp: Is he all right?
      James Leer: It was so embarrassing! He had to be carried out.
      Terry Crabtree: He’s fine. He’s narrating.
      James Leer: They were going to the restroom. But would they make it in time?

      Watch it, if you haven’t already!

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