Attention Deficit? 

Couldn’t sleep last night. 

Read a little. Drew a little. 

Zoned out for a short while. 

Drew a little. Brewed some coffee.

Read a little.

Sneezed a lot. 

A cold. Oh, no!

Brewed some tea.

Tried to doze.

Runny nose, red eyes.


Tried something new:

Pen and watercolor.

Oops! Lots to learn.

Sneezed a lot.

Brewed more tea…


[Learning art techniques helps me to try new things with writing. This is neither poem nor prose. It’s just words put together in a way that is different for me. The pen and watercolor is an attempt to try something I read about, something scary to me because erasure is not possible. I love pencil and oil paint, as both are easy to “correct.” Black permanent ink is exactly that–permanent. Just as I try to do when writing, I tried to correct a really faulty line. My attempt didn’t work. All the same, if I ignore the error and its cover-up, I feel good about trying something new and scary that ended up recognizable–barely, but even so… And I can use lack of sleep as an excuse.]


About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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