Mindful Writing 2014 – 19

Congratulating you on your engagement, I debate over the exclamation point. It needs to sound genuine. I want it to be genuine. I’m really not messaging you to remind you I exist.

I go with the exclamation point.

Afterward, I consider the relief as my heart plunks unceremoniously, without any sense of grace or dramatics, out of my chest. It’s not like I can talk to anyone about it. I’m not even sure what I would say.

So I tell the whole world.

You never read my blog anyway.

winter stars—
learning the lyrics
to a new song

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2 thoughts on “Mindful Writing 2014 – 19

  1. I really enjoyed this post, Aubrie. As writer and editor, I really stress over all these details, too, like an exclamation point. Being happy about a sentence or piece of writing can make or break your day too when you’re a writer. Love your haiku, too, as well as the whole haibun.

    • Aubrie Cox says:

      Thanks, Jessica, for noticing the details as I discuss the details. Glad to hear that this haibun seems to be working as a whole. I waffled over whether or not to just leave it at the prose or not. The prose still may be stealing the show, just slightly.

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