Hello my name is Eveline
and I was once a sloth
the three-toed kind
in another life.
I must have been.
They eat and sleep a lot,
have a low body temperature
a slow metabolism
and do only what is necessary.
I’ve hardly written a thing in two weeks.
I’m terribly undisciplined
but I love to write.
I love to see the page filling up with words,
white turning into black.
I have books filled with scribblings,
maybe I can write something down
that will mean something to someone.
this is how I can release creativity,
keep my brain working,
keep from wasting due to lack of use,
(as in the religious sense of sloth).
So here I am, ready for inspiration, ready to be prodded and cajoled,
to flower and grow, to become more of who I am.
To share and see the world through other eyes.
To write and write and write.