A lifelong intimacy exists between a writer and her craft.
The Quill of Plenty
The act of writing is a life long closeness.
Long ago; alone and laughed at by “cool cruel teens”.
Diaries of free expression were a hug of wholeness,
for one lost in a cold world of trendy scenes.
Crammed classes; race to finish high school.
College; discovering a world of exciting themes.
Love found, wrapped arms about me, life's partner to share.
On my 19th birthday, a lil' redhead arrived for tender care.
Life; a journey, navigating smooth and rough waters.
Occasional crashes into scary high tides.
An adventurous short story, flights into fantasy skies.
Writing always comforts even if my muse takes a dive.
Over sixty years, pen to paper, lost friends, new beginnings.
Many fell short of expectation, few were award winning.
The beautiful mystery of connecting phrases,
giving character stories; thoughts and plots still amaze.
Finding fellow imagineers with creative neurons,
gifts me friendship I can always count on.
Love of the written world, its magical delivery,
still a lost girl, I call on my quill to craft life's mysteries.
By Kathie Stehr
Jan 24, 2021