Photo by Mavis Shannon

Elizabeth Shannon is a
dragon Gemini currently living in Nanaimo. She plans to return to Malaspina University College to obtain her B.A. in creative writing. She has published works in Portal, the literary magazine published by Malaspina's Creative Writing Department.


Monday's Poem

©Elizabeth Shannon


Some days
I wish there were
No words
To spill from my pen
No double edged sword
Slicing my thoughts
Nothing abstract
And certainly nothing concrete

The words pour onto the page
And march into lines
Playing with me
As opposed to me with them
Teasing my brain
And twisting my tongue

I wish I didn't need this damned notebook
No more confusion
Syntax backward
Broken poetry
Tonight I will pray for