The Muse is demanding and I’m now on holiday checking out bathroom walls

last piece I promise
if I utter those words again
I will pin my ruby (nothing like home) red lips to the toilet wall
next to the dial a fuck number

if you are ever in a haze
and call that number
block your ears
it’s the pied piper trying to play you

she likes to fall in and out of love
biting down on a crisp pickle
stretching her being into a sugar coated pretzel
dancing for you alone the seven sultry veils

please my love, scratch
your initials
next to my lips
I’ll spend eternity kissing them

The Muse is demanding and I’m now on holiday checking out bathroom walls by 


  • skinnyman
    skinnymanover 5 years ago

    wise words written in the small room of contemplation…sometimes…usually it’s just bad grammer.xx

  • LOL yes it often is bad grammar…

    The muse and I are taking a break from each other. It feels strange….

    – Lisa Jewell

  • AmandaWitt
    AmandaWittover 5 years ago

    A break isn’t always a bad thing. I’m having a demanding weekend with my novel but hadn’t written any of it for 5 weeks before now.
    You often return to writing feeling invigorated, refreshed, like a holiday, and your next pieces are better again. At least, that’s what i’ve found.

  • Thanks Amanda,

    I am certain you are right…..I wish you all the best with the novel :))) xxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 5 years ago

    Your muse is certainly a musing and so are you. it must be because it’s Sunday.

    How do you know the muse will not hound you? do you really have control of such a powerful creative force?
    I guess we’ll know if we see ruby red lips pinned to the bathroom wall ;-)

  • Hey Matt, methinks you’re onto something with the Sunday reference.

    The Muse packed her own bags, she is good to have a holiday too…..

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 5 years ago

    Keep an eye out next time you’re in a toilet ;)

    seriously, the muse and I are on a break without a journal post xx

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 5 years ago

    We’ll miss you if you’re away a while, but hope you enjoy the holiday.
    Even bathroom walls beats work, surely xoxo

  • Hey Deb,

    I’ll be about, just no new work until the muse and I have kicked back for bit xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • mychaelalchemy
    mychaelalchemyover 5 years ago

    the imagery here is delicious and I read it a few times in savor…sometimes, the Muse stuffs my ears so I cannot hear Her, at other times, it is the only voice I hear throughout my day making me want to write constantly, sometimes, maddeningly, but, I seem to heed the call even when I try to ignore Her…
    “dancing for you alone the seven sultry veils” this has actually happened to me, but I wasn’t alone exactly…but, you can dance for me anytime you want :))

  • I think a minor miracle occurred when my muse and I were in synch about this break….

    You know if I tried to do the dance of the seven veils I’m fairly certain I’d giggle all the way through it, so not really exotic and erotic…;)

    – Lisa Jewell

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 5 years ago

    I am feeling a bit flushed. Light hearted, unclean rinsing we all need every now and then. Great read! xox

  • Flushed hehe you are so cute and wonderful to me. Thank you Joe x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Your writing just draws pictures and with them a big smile!!!!! xoxooxxo

  • awww that sounds so lovely, thanks Sally xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • bill bell
    bill bellover 5 years ago

    Well done Lisa see you soon.

  • Yep you sure will…all over your work ;)

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Nascha
    Naschaover 5 years ago

    I’ll miss you Lisa. I’m sure your muse will too! putting on my red lipstick to kiss you….mwah!! my number is on the toilet wall….lol….love you. xxxx

  • hehe…

    you won’t miss me, cause I’ll be right here xxxx

    – Lisa Jewell

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