as ungrateful joined the others having
been determined to be useless,
extravagant, unnecessary, too weighty.
Her vigilant mind scoured the remaining phrases
arranged on the dining room table.
Summer evening cooled turning into night…
preceding a storm, the breeze scattered her story;
racing before the rain, phrases slide across the floor.
The winnowed contents successfully revised…
Inspiration: Eudora Welty born in Jackson, Mississippi (1909). She wrote several novels, including The Optimist's Daughter (1972), but she's best known for her short stories, which she wrote, rewrote, and revised by cutting them apart with scissors at the dining-room table. Writer's Almanac