Day 3- Find the nearest book (of any kind). Turn to page 8. Use the first ten full words on the page in a poem. You may use them in any order, anywhere in the poem.
The book I picked up is “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad. The words: mind, he, began, again, lifting, one, arm, from, the, elbow. Below is my poem.
I began from darkness,
Lifting myself, my mind, my heart,
You never knew the pain.
He never knew the suffering.
I guess I kept it hidden,
Perhaps in my heart, deep down,
Or somewhere as conspicuous as the crook of my elbow.
But now my heart is too heavy – or perhaps my arm just shakes from the weight.
Digging my way out,
And for today, I am free.
Though I may have to begin again tomorrow, and the next day,
I’ll take it one step at a time.