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What lived here
Sometimes I am prone to envy
Of those who slip away
Give up, lay down and scrabble
Because failure cuts deep,
And you can sustain an infinite amount
Of wounds without dying,
Here, a place visited,As much a church to me
As any library,But I’ve survived the worst combinations of love and hate,
And listen to me,You can too, because there’s a savage, quiet joy in advancing your position,Because the world knocks me off myFeet and I get up,Because I know what a bastard I can be,And those parts of me,They don’t offer sympathy,So much competition,So little reward,But I’m the product of a million year’s evolution,

And as much as I love the woods,

There are more stages now,

And as a bastard in remission,I enter into the fray,

Offer my art and soul,

Heart and sole,

Offered that I’ve been an asshole, too

But I’m working on

Being destroyed by it

Returning, scarred but smiling,

And a squirrel climbs a tree

Good omensFor the week ahead,

Home now,

Light and warmth,

Smiles which compel me towards the end of the season

Ambitions and empires no shelter

Could

Ever

Contain.

My book Until She Sings is out now.

Ebook:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XJRDND8If

Paperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1692105566/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4akEDb3FTWNKR

My Mailing List for announcements and news with a free short story as a thank you.

https://tinyletter.com/mbblissett

By MBBlissett

Writer. Working on book-length projects and posting fiction and poetry here.

You can find more about me here: http://wp.me/P4B2tw-1

Represented by SMART Talent Agency (http://www.smart-talent-kent.co.uk/)

I am available for writing projects via my agent, Kelly and I look forward to hearing from you.

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