The First Day

The First Day

A Poem

by Djurdjica Boskovic on Unsplash

The clock struck twelve,
and costumes shelved.

Halloween passed,
Nanowrimo at last.

Fruit tea and tears,
As writing commences.

The fear of blank page,
Turned to blind rage.

As characters play,
Making things go their way.

And I, the struggling creator,
No more than a puppet I fear.

I type and type all through the night,
Yet when I’m done there’s still so much white…


Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.

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