So excited to see my poetry being published in the Virginia based poetry journal Life in 10 minutes. Founded and edited by Valley Haggard.
Life in 10 minutes is an inspiration for writers to pen down their emotions in the fleeting 10 minutes and enjoy the strangeness and the beauty hidden in those words without mulling over them and getting into the nuances of editing.
As Valley puts it so beautifully
“Ten minutes is long enough to uproot your life, get caught in a storm, drink a cup of coffee, memorize a child’s face, wash a sink full of dishes, recite wedding vows, fall in love with someone you shouldn’t, eat a sandwich, remember a dream, call an old friend, sketch a figure model, read a chapter, listen to your favorite song, get on or off the train that will change the course of your life forever. Ten minutes is enough time to write something strange and beautiful and true without editing the strangeness and beauty and truth out of it. We all have ten minutes, many times a day, so it’s hard to come up with convincing excuses—even to our secret innermost selves—why we don’t. Ten minutes is everything we can’t fit into a Facebook status, it’s a slice of life, short-shorts, a Polaroid picture, a poem, a prayer.”
You can read my poem here.