*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:
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.