plot lines

conflict

propels
compels
impels
repels

pellere

to drive

one direction
or another

even backwards

but motion
nonetheless

without conflict
the story
goes
no place
fast

stale
stagnant
soul-sucking symmetry

to avoid conflict
is to avoid life

to write a book
no one wants to read


This was inspired by my 6th grader’s language arts lesson on “plot” and an assignment to look for the “conflict” in the books they are reading. We had a good, long, talk about conflict.

Happy daddy heart + poetry inspiration = win/win.

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