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faraway home

Writing Prompt: Faraway Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. My home is faraway in unfamiliar land. It is beyond moon and stars. It is beyond our ideas of galaxies. I am forgotten there. My home is faraway in familiar…

random thoughts #1

No one wants to hear that there are days when I feel so afraid that all I want is for the world to end so that everything that makes it ugly would disappear and never return. No one wants to know that some…

uncaged voice

Writing Prompt: Voice Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. i am trembling voice. i am fear finding footing and tongue. i am freedom picking the lock to my cage with skeleton key words that find their way through tumblers…

the wanting

the gale lifts me up to the white clouds. tufts separate then fold around me. i fly toward Proxima Centauri, Alpha Centauri’s star. my wings gather stardust along the way. i fly through still unbroken blackness. and learn to breathe with cosmic lungs.…

to tell you a story

I want to tell you a story. But the words are dangerous and may draw blood. They come sharp, and sometimes come in hollow points. They are piercing. Always seeking darkness. To tell you the story opens wounds. Because the words no longer…

no help for the helpless

Writing Prompt: Help Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. Giant black garbage bags sat to the left and right of her. They were sentries protecting her from the nothingness she fell further into each day. Tan holed socks over…

my footsteps

Writing Prompt: Footsteps Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. I walk through the rain pelted land, my footsteps following me as I go. Seeds fallen from towering trees settle on the dirt. My footsteps squeeze them into the soft…

i see friend

Writing Prompt: Friend Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. i see friend. she stand there. years blooming on her face. smile rising inside me. she speak decades back. she conjure long gone words. she remember laughs. she remember cries.…

i drop

Writing Prompt: Drop Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. I drop into that place inside you that knows me not by name, but by vibration. I drop down, onto the parts of you that see me with more than…

my magic

Writing Prompt: Do You Believe in Magic? You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills? My magic has wings and can fly into…

the fight in us

Writing Prompt: Fight Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. I don’t understand the fight that humans have in them. We fight to stay alive, yet many do things that seem like a fight to die. Everything seems to be…

inventing a culture

This is another piece I was working on that I think could become something. It’s unedited. I think it might make a good short story.          “What are you in for?”         “You don’t wanna know,” answered Larry to the strange man in the…

in the space of memory

Everything exists in the space of memory. There is no past, no present, no future. There is only now. There is only memory. There is only mind. For now. For this moment. © zaji, 2016

absence of fear

I am listening to “Absence of Fear” by Jewel. This song is poetry. I feel it reach into me and remind that I am here, in this existence, breathing, seeing, feeling, thinking. Loving. There is much to the idea of living in the…

skeleton keys

Writing Prompt: Secret Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. I don’t believe in secrets. It seems pointless to me. Every experience is a lesson not just for me, but for everyone. This is not to say I will run…

breaking up with procrastination

Writing Prompt: Shape Up or Ship Out Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done. Dear Procrastination: You’re…

colored girl's comb

Just wrote this piece. I love experimenting with prose/poetry ideas. I was thinking about how I comb my hair and whether the experience has meaning. I believe with a few edits I could mold this into something interesting. Coils, curls, swirls and twists…

love (an experiment)

I am shaped by fierce white clouds against ancient blue skies Nova bound stars hang from the ends of my long black warrior locs Bright shooting rays yellow the engorged land My heart is my sword I am wanting to cut into the…

the highway

The dusty black tar receding behind Panga ran into the forlorn past. Far from the groping and needy future, the road ahead beckoned her to follow.  She was worn from the sleepless drive. Morning became her night and the sun her night light.…

the boiling sea

the sea boiled hot lost children cried within the foam waves carried to shore their last days rainfall is not their tears it is the baptismal waters blessing each soul love from the gods the water carries songs songs the ancestors hear the…

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