Rough draft morning. This was a 30 minute writing prompt for February Album Writing Month.
The song is too long. Instead of cutting, I added when I edited.
I was thinking about the things that I love
And thinking about how easy I have it.
I have a place to live, food to eat,
And time to enjoy this planet.
I love sunrise and sunset and being outside
I love being alone when I choose
I love the bakery, paperbag of scones and muffins
Eating fresh baked bread with my soup.
One of the things I've loved my whole life
is reading and writing.
Holding a book, turning the pages,
Soaking up the words.
Holding a pen or pencil,
Pressing it onto the notebook page,
Writing my thoughts and emotions
Onto a piece of paper.
I love hiking in the mountains, feeling the air
I love listening to water streaming over rocks
I love the suck of mud on my boots
And the rhythm when I walk.
Paper, pencils, and pens
have been replaced
With my laptop, tablet, and phone.
As I type I remember
The glory of my hand on paper.
Typing is faster, I tell myself
My handwriting has gotten sloppy
Printing takes too long,
my thoughts move too fast
Save the paper for another time.
I love libraries and bookstores, searching for books
I love looking at the covers,
I love getting lost in stories, finding truths,
And the freedom to not finish unless I want to.
Yeah, I love paper, I love paper,
even on looking at it on a screen
Book paper, newspaper,
The back of an envelope,
the paper in magazines.