I acknowledge the exhaustion Alone This burden of performance Relinquished after Before the show Remove the war paint Unbuckle the armour For a time, Feel each ache and concern Let them stretch and walk around Then away Because I ask nothing of sympathy Just a moment to contemplate Check my gut and say Sometimes I … Continue reading Another Round
Smile in the quiet Up late, Writing to alleviate The constant hum of Purpose Only I hear it The song, thick and low, Like wine in my veins More achieved, Building a monument Visible from inner space, Potent with achievement Put the pages away but they Do not leave my sight Much beyond sleep
Conceptualising the future Working to take a vision Inside and eat the rough bread Of process There is a strength in bearing The burden of the future In silence In darkness Extrapolating the struggle And I take chaos By its throat It writhes against my grip But the strength of transcendence Makes it surrender And … Continue reading Take the dragon by its throat
I am now 185 pages into Lawful Evil in second draft and already had notes from the agent about it. It's more technical and descriptive issues than the story, which is a good thing as the story is always the most important thing to me. It is the bass of any book, the foundation and … Continue reading Writing and Reading
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Despite Pain Rejection Internal External I hold true When loneliness Whispers For me to surrender When promises made In fervour Are rendered hollow I hold true My purpose is Patchwork armour Gathered from a life of battle I raise my sword Will your maidens favour Still wave from my Upper arm As battle commences In … Continue reading In Battle