Six Weeks

You can do a lot of things in six weeks. You can lose 5 pounds. You can watch 6 episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy.” You can paint your kitchen. You can read “Americanah” and discuss it with your book club. You can drive to Montana to see your family.

On the other hand, there are some things that are almost impossible to do in six weeks. Like sell everything, find a new job, and move out of Texas.

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “six weeks.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Six Weeks”

  1. Premie

    Six weeks before due date
    is too early for a little one
    to break from mother’s womb,
    encounter the cold reality

    of a hospital, strangers, metal,
    bright lights that shine into eyes
    used only to dark, skin used only
    to warm liquid, fragility used only
    to soft security. Somehow,

    new humans survives,
    overcome the terror of birth,
    suckle without being told how,
    sleep deeply even though
    surrounded by a world too big,
    too hard, too unknown.

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