#NaNoWriMo & #NovPAD Day 21: Cracking the Code

Is It Too Late? by Maria L. Berg 2021

Today, I finally got to another process I’ve had in mind. I used “crack” to come up with some Yes or No questions for my Oracle, and wrote the questions with oil pastels on butcher paper. It was sunny, so I thought I’d try my concept outside before putting it in the mirror world.

A Cat With All the Answers by Maria L. Berg 2021

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Laughter Is the Answer by Maria L. Berg 2021

Today’s prompt is to write an ekphrastic poem. I chose to write an ekphrastic about today’s photographs.

I Opened the Door a Crack

Begging the universe
to give me answers,
we found a balance
exceedingly vague.
When I asked,
Will I crack?
I was answered, box
which was no,
but upon condition
I could finagle,
and when I asked,
Is it too late?
laughter was the answer
which was yes,
and with derision.
As the ether laughed
its mocking laugh
at me, I crawled into
my box, but left the lid
open a crack
and laughed back
secure in secret

Will I Crack? Box by Maria L. Berg 2021

*A little bit of fun serendipity occurred after I posted this. I went to MasterClass and took a look at the new class with Cornel West on Philosophy. The course discusses “What It Means to Be Human,” and Mr. West says we are “cracked vessels.” I thought that was a fun tie-in with my work today.

November Daily Prompts by Maria L. Berg 2021 Please leave your links in the comments. I hope you will join me.

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