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Unrealistic Expectations
She lay in bed, propped up by a quartet of pillows, while her cat snoozed at her feet. The glow of the laptop coupled with the string lights wrapped around her bookcase and strewn throughout the miniature fir tree, and cast a soft glow that staved off the shadows of twilight. Tap, tap, tap… her fingers flew across the keyboard, generating the words she so frequently thought but rarely said. Others called it “writer’s block,” but she knew better. It was self-criticism. The stories she had to tell just weren’t that important, or they were badly constructed. Her brain-to-paper connection was out of sync; she never chose the right words, or she lacked the vocabulary to explain the perfection of the image in her mind. Yet, there she sat tap, tap, tapping away.
She glanced at the door for what had to be the hundredth time in the last few hours. Other tenants came and went down the hallway just outside it, ascending and descending the narrow stairs to the street
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Wash, hang, wait, dry.
A laundry list of things to do
    but it always boils down to
    that old wash, hang, wait, and dry.
Wash dogs, cars, windows, floors,
    kids, limbs, torsos.
Hang out… or around.
Wait about.
Watch a clock tick away hours,
    kill for an activity to occupy your mind,
    talk to nobody about nothing in particular…
Dry. Words as dry as Arizona air.
Hold it in.
    Hush and hold.
    And wait.
Now go: puff, puff.
    Words on wind.
    Hush. Shh. Shh.
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Artist | Student | Literature
United States
A Florida native who loves the ocean but longs for the mountains. Endeavors to write creatively but largely falls flat on her face. Interested in improving her skills and looking for serious critiques.


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