Where do you produce your best writing — at your desk, on your phone, at a noisy café? Tell us how the environment affects your creativity.
It’s difficult to be a mother and a writer at the same time –
there’s a house to keep, and laundry
to fold. there’s a dog to feed, and there’s a child
there’s dinner to be made, or none at all
for when you’re lost in your stories
words can’t fill a belly, I’m told.
How others do it so well, I’ll never know,
but I do know this
I’m not a good mother at all
for I need to write and I need it like air
on couches, and tables, and just about anywhere
the little kid is fed, but only when he’s hungry
laundry is done only when the closets are empty
so I write anywhere I can, no fancy desks or writing rooms for me,
for the world is all I have –
to do what I need to do to be free.