What's going on here?

What's going on here?
Well Amanda and Emily both have goals to write more. Amanda wants to write a poem and a half a day for the next year, while Emily wants to write for National Write a Novel Month (NaNoWriMo), which is usually in November, but she is going to do it from now until her mission on May 18th. Here is were you can follow us in our goals! Leave comments, encouragement, and what ever else you feel like.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tired Eyes

In the mornings
My eyes ache from the inside out.
Like I’ve been keeping flames locked inside my head while I slept.
Like I bottled up things that are toxic to the breath
And set them on shelves I’ve only seen in my head.
And it feels like I’m a child again.
4 am wake up calls
To climb in cars, joints achey
Legs stiff
Eyes burning from the backside out
And driving across deserts and storm lands.
Headed to see relatives and friends
I can’t remember the names of.
So I avoid waking early.
I let my eyes rest until all the fire and the smoke
Clear out from the back of my head.
And when I wake up
I don’t have to be afraid of the things I stored there
Because they all seeped out of my eyelids
And soaked down into the mattress below.

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