I’m not a competition buff but when I saw this contest, it was like waving a cup of steaming coffee under my nose. Nancy at Spirit Lights the Way has the details –
“Write a short essay or poem (between 33 and 100 words) about your writing desk, your writing rituals, why you write, how you write, how you stop writing, or . . . surprise us with a tantalizing tidbit about your writing life. … Illustrate your essay or poem with a photo, drawing, or other visual depiction of your favorite writing space.”
I write because I have so much to say
And people have no time to listen.
I have comments on everything:
My head is a seedpod about to burst.
I write because thoughts, ideas and feelings
Struggle screaming to come out, like babies
Ready for birth; they flow like
Mother’s milk when baby cries,
I write because when I speak
It doesn’t always sound like what I mean
And writing makes order
Out of chaos.
I write because I might forget
Among all the drivel
Dribbling from my mouth.
I write because