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Yo Future Creatures

A poem from a Succulent Words participant on the theme of “What would you tell the creatures who inherit earth after humans are extinct?”

 

Yo Future Creatures

 

Do you notice

the waste

the excess

the single point of focus

the gluttony

the remains of our mistakes?

 

Or

can you see

the kindness

the ways we tried to stretch ourselves

the struggle to be aware

and take care

of this spinning sphere that holds you now?

 

– Pati Boyle

Sleep

Here is another piece of writing by a participant in the 3-week Succulent Words workshop at Succulence. The exercise was to imagine burying elements from the past year in the ground so that they can be transformed and grow into something new.

 

SLEEP

Deep, dark, dank

Moist, barren

Bad tooth

Decay!

Fetus: anger’s bait and switch

Wilted foliage

Abandoned garden

Untended life

Breathing into another form

 

Zippered words and strength

Stay down!

I shall speak again.

Dirty (not so) old men-

Out!

of my house

Bury… alone

Separate hole.

Alone, alone.

Lost in the woods

?

You are never lost,

Never cold,

Never hungry

You are tired!

Seal a cap on my toil

Bring it to a boil!

Bury the pain first.

 

Natalie Hopner

Writing is Healing at Succulent Words Workshop

 Read about one participant’s great experience at the last Heal Write workshop at Succulence, as well as an example of the types of writing we generate in the workshops, on her blogRegister for the upcoming three-week Succulent Words workshop to do some healing writing of your own!

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