Hello there. Late on a Sunday night, and we won the election yesterday (I was and still am a Bernie-bird, but I really have a soft spot for Kamala, and am quicksand for humanity, so yeah: still celebrating), and I am drinking a modified Cosmo (it’s really just vodka and cranberry juice with a splash of bitters and triple sec), while binge-watching Suits and wishing I did not have to go to work tomorrow.

So: here is another of my favorite prompts. The Rearrange. The Mix it Up. The Word Scramble.

Find some words you like—a phrase or sentence—and chop it into pieces. Rearrange as desired. Easy as can be. Feel free to discard any words that are not needed.

My words: dead-end, faint, walked, for, reason, distress, day, no, I, than, down, a, one, other.

one day, for no reason other than faint distress
I walked down a dead-end.

This collage was originally done in May of 2020, after I was released from isolation from my COVID infection. I do love how, even when you are making collage poetry, you can actually convey a meaningful story.

Of note, my book gained almost 3 ounces and now weighs in at 14.74 oz. As I’ve mentioned before, it is great fun to mark progress not through word or page counts, but through the weight of paper and glue.

And lastly, here are my pets, deciding to share space on a bright Iowa morning. The dog always looks contrite when the cat decides to join her. I have no idea why she does this, but I am actively researching it. Will update as soon as I know more.