When the Writing Stops...

Me, in the Wailuku river (Hilo, HI)
Me, in the Wailuku river (Hilo, HI)

An Apology to the Page

Do not be mad at me, dear old friend,

I have not been gone long.


Not much to say lately.

My poetic river of thoughts is clogged with fears of test scores and final papers.

Damned.


I never meant to neglect you.

You’ve always been supportive of my most biased opinions,

Been there listening to my complaints and rewarding my triumphs

Every time I come to visit.


When I’m starved,

You let me devour your white lines

And drink in the sight of my words.


I know you stay up all hours of the night

Worried sick that, in my sleep,

I might need you-

Keeper of dreams

Prophet of nightmares.

And I always do…


…I always do.

~K.Koali H.

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ytsenoh 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

TattooKitty, Aloha, and welcome to HubPages. I liked your poem and its subject. Having lived on Kauai, I'm envious of your location. Good luck on breaking through the writing barriers!


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Eloise Hope 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon, USA

Lovely - thank you!


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks for the comments! Hugs and wishes of great poetry to you and yours!!


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tsmog 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

Awe inspiring prompting an 'aha' experience. Lovely photo complimenting the concept that space defines the words. Thank you for bringing this thought back to me 'realizing the art of words."


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Shaisty-Chase-Tea 5 years ago from The Outskirts

I read weird, do you

i read kiss 'instead' of 'need'

saw and then reread

do you do they think

and into put, an effort, ma'am

meditation, dear

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