Yep, I know. It's not Friday. I'm still going to squeeze this one in, however, because I don't feel like it but I think I need it. And I think it might be more of a soul-spilling sort of post, so we'll see where my words take me today, in five minutes (or maybe seven, because I'm just a slow writer). Join with me, a day late, at Lisa Jo's blog for the Five-Minute Friday free write. The prompt today is "Look."
above the rising sea level;
one step ahead, not at your feet,
or at the cloud of dust behind;
behind this painted wooden face, sometimes, reluctant puppet;
beyond this nose and all its cares;
beneath the piles of words;
between the dog-eared pages of story;
into the silence;
away from the fear;
straight at the face of the only one who knows
exactly how to look at you.
See him here.