A new notebook- started on July 12 2018. The first words in it are ideas for titles: SUICIDE WATCH and THE FOG. Not sure what suicide watch might be about. I have a couple of poems by my alter-ego The Deathbed Poet, and my first thought was that it could be one of those; but no, a deathbed is a deathbed- there is nothing else like it. Do writers on their deathbeds still want to write – write about the experience of being on or in the deathbed? I suspect not; I think the desire as well as the energy has gone by then. The Fog might be about writing- trying to find something important with everything obscured by fog; trying to find the right word. The fog is benign; it is not a fog in a horror story. Finding the right word, though- to switch to another metaphor, it’s like playing that game where you turn the playing cards the wrong way up on a table and you have to find a pair.
My first solo show- very exciting.
I bent down on my knees and said
If you can love me now you stand so tall
I’ll give you everything. She touched my head
And somewhere far above me said
Is that all?