Hello kind readers,
So, those of you who might recall, I was talking a lot about writing and creating a chapbook, loosely organized around the concept of birds. It was (and, in ways, still is) my first attempt at writing a cohesive collection of poetry. I was rather excited about it.
But, as so often happens in life, I lost my way. The passion for the project died; I became distracted by other things and, for a time, I lost the will to write anything at all. Thus, the project sat in the digital equivalent of a desk drawer, thoroughly unloved.
I haven’t fully recovered from that loss of motivation. I haven’t wanted to create anything for several months; I couldn’t possibly imagine mustering the energy and enthusiasm required to publish, promote and distribute a whole collection. And yet, something in me still wants to make new work and to share what I have already made.
So, rather than give up on ever sharing these poems, I’ve decided to post them here. It may not be as large and exciting an undertaking as I envisioned, but at least it sends these pieces out into the world.
I’m still recovering from my burnout on poetry; a couple of new ideas for collections have stirred me and I hope to find the spark that gets me through the next piece. As a dear friend once told me, if you do anything in life, keep writing. It’s what makes you who you are. I’m certainly going to try.
Please find my collection, titled “In Flight”, on the page of the same name. I hope you enjoy them; please feel free to comment.