all the time in the world

five lines by friday. a writing practice. (inspired by maya)
sometimes formatting makes the text appear as more than five lines…c’est la vie.

all the time in the world

You think you have all the time in the world, that there’s no hurry. You think there’s time for washing dishes and cleaning under the sink before the plumber arrives. You think there’s time for wiping the countertops and switching out the towels. But then you look out the window and the cosmos are no longer glowing. You reach for the hand and it’s no longer there. The golden hour has passed. You didn’t have to hurry, but you should have been there.


This is one writing practice of mine, these lines. Another is working (playing) with lists. My lists and lines inform all of the writing that I do (inform me). Maybe you’d like to create a writing practice too…

On Monday, a group of creative, curious women and I will begin the next run of Just Five Things. The lists we write will be playful and some of them will be soulful. We’re working with a theme of release this round and the prompts will ask participants to dig deep on some days. I know we’re going to discover and unveil things for ourselves as we write these lists. Like the five lines above, the lists of five that we craft each day are surprisingly rich.

If you’d like to join us, you can still sign up. As mentioned above, we start Monday (class runs September 13-24).


In other news…

I’m going to have a poem published in the inaugural issue of kerning | a space for words. I’m more than a little thrilled. kerning is a literary magazine published by Toad Hall Editions. You can pre-order a copy of the inaugural issue by clicking right here. I’ll be inside those pages!! And if you’d like to learn more about Toad Hall Editions and support their important, intentional work, you can read more about them and support them right here.

Thanks for being here in this space with me. Sharing my words is made richer by your presence. Truly.

sending a little love your way, m

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4 thoughts on “all the time in the world

  1. Michelle, these lines just resonate so much with me today. I’ve read them about 5 times, and will likely do so again when I’m done writing this comment. Thank you for sharing. <3

  2. Congratulations on the upcoming publication! Work by my dear friend Moira is also appearing in this issue! And now I’ve fallen down the Maya Stein rabbit hole!

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