Here we are at our second September existing in the time of Covid. The frenzy of the summer months’ – even as they were isolated and restricted — activities are slowing down, and the thoughts and feelings that have been pushed away start crawling back like contrite destroyers.
Doubts, fears, anxieties niggle as they worm their ways, filling synaptic articulators like arthritis, creaking and inflamed, leaving no airy spaces that allow Muses to breathe. Each word becomes agonizing decision, each idea a dilemma of scale, boundary. When we realize paralyzing anchorlessness is multiplied exponentially via shared experience, we gasp.
Wheezing down dark halls
10K artists feel their ways
still believe in light
Top image illustration by Jim Madsen.
Frank J. Tassone is today’s host of dVerse’ Haibun Monday. Frank says:
Feeling a little blocked? Vent about it! Have a story to tell about a recent writer’s block? Go for it? Never had writer’s block? Tell us your secret! However you approach it, write your haibun that alludes to this perennial frustration of writers.