Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Aidan, in bed, talking to himself

"So . . . I'll get Redtail back from Malcolm in the morning."
"And then . . . I'll give Malcolm a different animal. And he can keep that for a little longer . . . "
"And then . . . he'll bring that back . . . and I'll give him a different animal . . . "
"And he can keep taking a different animal, and keeping it a little longer each time . . . "
"But eventually, when it's over, it's over."


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