“Writer’s Block” by Emily Norton


I'll sit and think
Just think
And when every inch of my brain aches and trembles,
I'll run
When I run I'll think
I'll think about the past
Memories, family times, triumphs, tragedies, good times, obstacles
I'll think about my future,
College, graduation, careers
And when every inch of my body aches and trembles,
I'll take a shower
When I shower I'll think
I'll think about the present
Today, in one hour, homework, in two hours, tonight
When the hot water causes every part of my face to ache and tremble,
I'll talk
I'll talk to my mom, my dad, my sister
I'll text my friends
I'll make a phone call
I'll talk about my future
College, graduation, careers
And when my mouth aches and trembles,
I'll write
I'll write about the past
Memories, family times, triumphs, tragedies, good times, obstacles
I'll write about the present
Today, in one hour, homework, in two hours, tonight
I'll write about my future
College, graduation, careers