Stay unruined (the adult novel-in-progress)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

She wanted to tell him that there were harder things, more pressing things.  She wanted to say that a poem couldn’t save you in the end, that you lived your poems alone.  She wanted to tell him that he was young still, young and at least partly unruined.   Stay unruined, she wanted to say.  She didn’t.  One more thing she would come to regret.  The sun had started to drop, or the shadows were blue, or the weather was changing.  Something was off— 

— from the adult novel-in-progress 

8 comments:

Elizabeth Mosier said...

On the edge of my seat for the rest!

Serena said...

Nice snippet...now I'm curious..about this poet.

Susan Kane said...

Ilove the "Stay unruined"--the very words say so much about what we scarred adults wish for the younger generations. If only...

Mandy said...

These novel-in-progress posts are pure pleasure and pure torture. I love that you are working on new stuff and I can't wait to read it in its entirety! :)

Lilian Nattel said...

Wonderful, I'm glad you're at it.

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