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She blends everything. She blends peanut butter sandwiches, tuna salad with pickles, goat cheese and crackers or m&m cookies. She hates bricked houses and can't stand those polygonal boxes that hold crackers and pasta, flour and sugar.
There are two flies buzzing by her ear, and she so craves to smash them. They're swirling in random lines and tipsy loops, buzzing in and out of her sight. The randomness causes her to sympathize with the creatures, but she knows that their movements hide their shape.
She knows that if she were to take those flies and drag them to the light, she'd see what they were. She'd see the microscopic hexagons that make up their beady eyes, and the rectangles lined up to form limbs. There'd be appendages across their abdomen, restricting and forming the liquid life that lets them move in those tangled directions.
So, she thought, it all comes full circle in the end.
Reaching her arms above her head, she snaps once and misses.
But then -
Her arms lower and the kitchen is now completely silent. The blender sits on the counter, just left of where she's looking. It's full of stationary strawberries and broccoli, and it's turned a dead brown color.
There's a second and then she reacts. The blender never seemed closer to her, and she takes a step forward.
Then all you can hear is the sound of her screaming.
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I've recently started trying to write poetry, though I'm struggling. What sort of mindset do you generally get into when you write it? I find I'm trying so hard to be lyrical, or conform to a rhyme structure, that everything comes out tackily. In contrast, I can sometimes have lyrical elements in my short stories, and it usually happens when I'm totally unburdened by the idea of lyricism.
tl;dr: what sort of mindset do you enter when you write poetry? How do you approach the job of writing a poem.