Halfway House

*We are halfway through OctPoWriMo! That’s 15 poems (after today) in 15 days! I’m so thrilled to have managed to keep up with the challenge and keep up with my full-time school schedule. Today’s prompt invited us to work with the idea of “halfway” and see what that brought up for us. Here’s what happened:

Created in Life Book 2014 with Effy Wild

Created in Life Book 2014 with Effy Wild

I spent half of my life

in half-hearted pursuit

of someone else’s idea

of who I should be.

I found the half-life of my heart

was about five years.

Completely depleted after twenty years

I stumbled into art.

Art-making and writing poems became

the halfway house of my soul.

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7 thoughts on “Halfway House

  1. This is the story of my life. Literally (though I’m not too sure of my artistic value, but I discovered a love and need to write).
    Thank you for putting it in such beautiful words.

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