In search of words that speak from the heart, colours that paint reality, stories that touch souls. As Ernest Hemingway once said: "I have to write to be happy whether I get paid for it or not. But it is a hell of a disease to be born with. I like to do it. Which is even worse. That makes it from a disease into a vice. Then I want to do it better than anybody has ever done it which makes it into an obsession. An obsession is terrible."
This poem was first published by Ireland-based Crossways Magazine in print issue #10 as well as on their websiteon June 17, 2020. A revised version can be found in my first poetry collection ‘Torpor’ which is a work-in-progress.