Writing is solitary And whenever we make it less than that We dilute ourselves Yet we have to go out in the world to gather stories Gather fuel Food for the writing It always shakes me up I’ve been travelling So Routine falters Concentration wanders And the word birds fly to other fields This morning […]

Soldier on

I’ll put on my brave face And you shall don yours And between us The truth lies over and over as if nothing else matters But maintaining The lie That is bravery honoured And fear denied *Let me be clear – bravery, is not always the stoic face of the trained warrior It is also […]