Inspiration Opening

What’s so great about inspiration is sometimes it finds you when you’re not looking. Wong Kar-wai

At six a.m., I take the bait although
my sleepy head would rather wait.
A rousing game of “find it!”
my invention for a puppy with a passion
for sleuthing and detection–
German heritage behind it
shepherds her to gather all
the simple English commands.
She’s alert to my demands.
I’m filled with mirth.
All my lovely ways to start
a quiet day abandoned
in these romps. Finally her brain
is tired, she plomps on the pillow
at my feet, instantly asleep.
My muse, undaunted, spins a tale
and I leap out of habit
to begin at the finale, taste
the joy in what is given me
complete. When I in haste
to serve surrender my pace
unnerved I waken into pure
creativity and verve. My pen,
top speed, transcribes each
word so curiously freed.

Inspired by the final scene of a novel that arrived during play like a beautifully wrapped gift.


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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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