Night of Writing Dangerously 2012

I’m about ready to leave for The Night of Writing Dangerously, a fundraising event for The Office of Letters and Light. I’m very excited.

I’m currently at 28,054 words. I’m about two thousand behind schedule.

My students have written a total of 75,610 words!

Thanks again to everyone who donated to The Office of Letters and Light – and to everyone who has encouraged me. My cup runneth over.

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Some Matches

some matches burn out
igniting nothing
but themselves

some matches burn
your fingers

some matches
kindle a flame

some flames burn out

some flames last a while
and then burn out
those hurt too

some flames
become a fire
that never burns out

to find your flame
you have to strike
some matches

/ / /

This poem was written to the 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day One prompt at Poetic Asides.

NaNoWriMo word count for day two: 3669.