The Time Is Now

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Circle the day

Put a star

Around the date

Write in bright colors

Today is the day

Something is happening

I’m unsure of what it is

Good or bad

Happy or sad

Courageous or cowardly

I have to do something

The calendar says

I have run out of time

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – calendar

Beat The Clock

The deadline is fast approaching
And words escape me
No ideas
No flow
But I keep trying
Random words
Scribbled on scraps of paper
Trying to trigger
The muses help
The clock ticks on
And my thoughts scatter
Then just when
The midnight hour
Starts creeping in
Words form from my pen
Onto the blank page
And my ideas come alive


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – deadline