Gnashing Teeth Publishing

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inspiration hides in plain sight

sometimes it is hard to find the inspiration to start writing. sitting down and staring at a blank screen and a blinking cursor, looking at lines on the page and your pen hovering above, staring into space and thinking about anything BUT writing. it happens to all of us. and some days there is a jeep surrounded by wildflowers in the middle of a field and you can’t type or write fast enough. think of your inspiration as a jeep hiding in the wildflowers. you can see it, just barely. walk through the field, feel the sun warming your skin, smell the flowers as you get closer, hear the buzzing of the bees pollinating, reach out and touch the hot metal of the jeep, imagine the hum of the engine as it takes you through a landscape of inspiration.

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

guy with a dark beard and moustache wearing a black graphic tee

Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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