November Means NaNoWriMo

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By Ellen A. Wilkin

Every year
I wait in fear
As November first grows near.

Eleven months to prepare
That go by in a hurry,
So I fly into a flurry
Each October thirty
And by October thirty-first,
I’ve come completely qwerty.

But on the first of November,
Back as long as I can remember,
I get out my lap top
Blow off the dust
And soon forget how I wished
that earlier I had fussed
About what to write in novel form
--Fifty-thousand words is the norm--
Because I’ve left the world behind,
Magic happens at my keyboard every time
And though there are November days of dread,
The balance is I’ve written something
As good as read.

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Ellen
Ever learning, Everlasting