FASTING (Modified)

The Gray Man by Paul Klee


During the holidays, I have been reading a book entitled “Writing Down the Bones” written by Natalie Goldberg, which excites my writing  ‘off the cuff.’  As Natalie puts it, the challenge here is to avoid ‘the abstract;’ briefly write what comes to mind and ‘detail the real stuff.’  Hope you enjoy this challenge-which may be just the fresh start anyone can write about in this New Year!

Starting tomorrow, I will begin a fast

from rising to noon for 30 days

surely my body and senses will revolt

but afterwards sensing a good outcome in my bones

I will be better for it!

…that’s the secret power of fasting…