Artwork by Yuhan Hu
Hey readers, I finally decided to post this!
This time at Writers Den I met up with one of my bestest of friends Amelie from Smudged Ink. We decided to collaborate on this post, here are some of the things we wrote, enjoy! (^ _ ^)
My words are locked in perpetual motion,
tumbling and tripping and spilling out of my mouth
in growing entropy.
I try to write them down but they get muddled
each desperately fighting for my attention
so in the end, they all go ignored.
I’m left with incoherent sentences,
words that stay lifeless on the page.
Heavy. Leaden. Grey.
Poisonous and defeatist words drill into my brain,
planting seeds of doubt.
My pen stops moving.
The page stays clean.
Everything grinds to a halt.
I sit there.
My words turn rusty and fill my mouth with copper.
maybe tomorrow, I think.
Maybe tomorrow, I can tell my story.
– Amelie Frost
It tastes like salty water
crystalised grains swirling in my mouth
it tastes like a gulp of the sea
like I’m drowning in my nerves
It has no shape
I can feel it sloshing around my arms
putting pressure on my limbs
its a never ending horizon
stretched out before me
I can hear my drastic heart beat
echoeing in my ears – like I’m deep under water
a metallic smell that fills my nose
as I slowly drown in my emotion
– Hannah Zaki
We had a brilliant time, and enjoyed all the activities! Unfortunately it’s the last time for both of us because next year we’ll both be too old to go, but of course we’ll always keep writing!
Did you enjoy this post? Feedback is welcome in the comments Xx
~ The World is Quiet Here ~