On May 11, 2022, P.T. Wyant shared at ptwyant.com a Wednesday Words prompt. It involved oranges, a blinding headache, and a long shot.
This poem was the result…
Another blinding headache
Making my stomach churn
It’s a long shot trying to do anything
Let alone anything that requires thought
I try to eat oranges
Remembering too late the citric accept
Adding force to the stomach churn
Did the food rehydrate me even a little?
Giving me the strength to return to the screen
No, it’s the pull of the character’s need
Needing to continue to put one foot in front of the other
How can I show less courage than my fictional creation?
Just one more sentence, one more step
And I find myself drawn into the plot
Pain forgotten in the force of its drive.