39/365: Periods, Be Bullets

Tallulah Bankhead in The Cheat (George Abbott, 1931)

Tallulah Bankhead in The Cheat (George Abbott, 1931)

To be the woman with a gun who pulled the trigger,
sometimes.
I want to be the one who did it,
who sent that hard, sharp punctuation to stop a timeline.
Periods, be bullets.


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

Grace in Small Things No. 968: Co-working, Hard Sleep, a Keyboard, a Date, and Test Driving

This is Jen Wilson being a cutie while she works.

This is Jen Wilson being a cutie while she works.

  1. I got to have a working coffee with my friend Jen over the weekend when I was in her city, which we never get to do, and it was wonderful.
  2. Life doesn't seem to be easing up at all, but tonight? Tonight I get to sleep long and hard.
  3. My keyboard is delightfully clicky-clacky, and sometimes when I'm thinking I let my fingers tap around nonsensically just to hear it.
  4. Aidan and I went on a date tonight. We ate too much and wandered aimlessly through a bookstore and and drove around listening to hair bands.
  5. I've been test-driving a Ford Explorer, and I am pretty much a fan. I think I'm going to take it out to some remote parking lot tomorrow, crank up some moody, slow tunes, and look up through the sun roof until I fall asleep. There's something about napping alone in a car that feels comforting.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

38/365: Patriarchy Gag (a haiku)

Aidan Morgan

"I'm pushing on you!"
"What? Why are you doing that?"
"I'm patriarchy!"


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.