My mind mashed by countless keystrokes
and convoluted requests to shift
their work to
I struggle with being
by a prompt I prayed would save my brain
as a software conversion snaps my synapses,
crushing my creativity.
The prompt for April 11, 2013 was submitted by Mindy Nettifee from the Portland, Oregon. It fizzled for me so, I wrote off-prompt but if you are interested: "HI, THIS IS AWKWARD -- Have a conversation with something or someone or some idea that can’t speak back to you. Give it power over you. Small or profound, this power it has over you is f***ing with you. It’s preventing you from doing something necessary. By the end of poem, find a way to ask for the power back."