The Void – OctPoWriMo Day 9

“…nor can we know ahead of the fact the unending absence that follows, the void, the very opposite of meaning, the relentless succession of moments during which we will confront the experience of meaningless itself.” ― Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Image by Morgan Dragonwillow


out of bounds
inward bound and
on top of the ground
inside out and outside in
feeling… to much as one begins
can’t just be when one simply bleeds
to be oneself not someone else she pleads
other than what one is meant to be on any given
day the chaos pushes in and threatens to implode
the barely  contained  sanity of  one that can’t let go,
can’t  let go  and all  the pieces  keep  piling  up on top
of each other until they all come tumbling out and
unable to be… contained  unable  to stay  above it all
as the explosion or the implosion of the pieces fall
to the ground  this goes beyond being annoyed
one knows when  things fall  apart the void
waits  to  fill  it up  like  an  empty  dish
void can become anything you wish
and   staying  in  the  void  to  let
go of  the   chaos  to  just  let
things be in the safety net
once  again  it  will  be
okay  for  you to see
who  you  are and
only  you  can
be  truly




I chose shape poetry with a bit of rhyming. Hope you are enjoying the OctPoWriMo journey. Check out the other participants and share word love along the way.




PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.

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10 thoughts on “The Void – OctPoWriMo Day 9

  1. Breath-taking!

    Visually stunning and amazing content. The form you chose really compliments the lines and works in a fashion that allows the reader to fall into it with ease.

    This is such a graceful piece.

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