NaPoWriMo 2023 Day 12


Today’s prompt is to write a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of itself.

The Gestation of a Poem
by ARHuelsenbeck

my creator is struggling
trying to put her vision and emotions
into words

my gestation is taking too long
well beyond her self-imposed due date

she’s close to giving up
I could be another poem 
that languishes in a file
the last line reading
"not finished"

that last line in red
to remind her 
that I can’t be shipped out yet
submitted to a classy journal
or a prestigious contest
or included in her next chapbook

she may tackle me again
some other day
or she may abandon me altogether
to languish

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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