I started this poem "Wellness Check" as a somewhat tongue in cheek reaction to a story I read about someone who was held captive and her family knew something was wrong because she wasn't sharing her Wordle score. I started to think about all the other things I could do or not do that would indicate I was in trouble. It took me all day to write and rewrite this and I'm still not 💯 satisfied but I'm so proud of myself. I haven't spent this long on creative writing since I earned my MFA from GMU in 2004. I loved reconnecting to that part of myself enjoys hunting for the right words to solve the puzzle 🧩 in my mind.
#BeThe1To take a few minutes and reach out to someone you care about.
#wellness#creativewriting #wordle #mentalheathmatters #suicideprevention
A related poem that I wrote when I was in college in 1993.
Another poem about identity from 2000.