An Uninspiring Poem about Inspiration

Sometimes things (don’t) go as you hope they will

A barren garden of tilled earth in the foreground with a low ocean scene in the background. The sky is grey and cloudy.
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Lately, I’ve felt so (un)inspired
Everything I write is(n’t) great
I’ll probably end up (never) publishing most of it

I (don’t) love my ideas
My thoughts seem to (cease their) flow
Just like (stagnant) water

My mind is (just not) focused
My heart is (up)set
I’m (not) happy with the way things are

I feel like I can(‘t) do anything!

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Ah, it is not my secret to tell. I must direct you to the lovely blog of Robyn Stone. (I know, shame on me for directing you off Medium, but I must give credit where it is due!) There are many iterations of this chocolate cake on the 'net, but hers is the one I found first years ago when I needed a chocolate cupcake recipe for my kiddo's birthday.

https://addapinch.com/chocolate-cupcakes-recipe/

This measurement is for cupcakes, but I have used the same measurement, or sometimes 1.5 the measurement for a cake in a 8.5 x 13 inch pan. The secret is the boiling water. It seems to keep more moisture in.

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Kelley A. Mussler

Kelley A. Mussler

I’m an exhausted parent, an American living in Ireland, an introverted bookworm and a tweeter of crappy haikus.