hope is an ember
that glows faintly in the hearth

its feeble flicker
signs of its struggle
before it subsides
into cold ash

lean close,
breathe on it

bring it
to life

Jodie McCarthy

The things I do to avoid writing

cross and rosemary

There is a strange tension in writing this book. See the topic is grief. It involves delving into the hard stuff. It is not easy to write. When I do get words on paper it is inevitably draining.

Naturally this means I often find myself in creative procrastination, in order to avoid being emotionally battered by what I am writing.

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