This poem contains strong language, and this was the end of a week that seemed to last a year.
REALLY important day for me today, so much so that I wasn’t able to record the audio until Friday for this. This is a poem about understanding what a particular word finally means, and accepting what I am in a wider framework.
Today, I worked out a major stumbling block to my own mental health issues in the supermarket. Every epiphany counts, regardless on where you find them 😀
Yes indeed, these poems really do end up following a pattern, involving people online upsetting the collective calm. It’s a good thing we’re in Mental Health Awareness Week starting on Monday, it’s time to cleanse the palette…
I need to start trawling a wider net for subject matter, or I’ll be spending most of my time writing Instaverse about internet drama, and that’s not healthy. For now, I try not to be too preachy.
My daughter’s currently obsessed with a couple of songs about the inevitability of death, whilst I’m over here, just grateful to hold it together for another day and not look like I was flattened by a steamroller along the way. This is named after a piece of music which my husband considers samey algorithmic nonsense, but I find rather soothing. You can’t have everything in a marriage.
Today, it took me a bit longer than normal to finish the recording, because I got distracted by making some art. Occasionally, it is good to do things than just what you always do, day in and day out. In this case, I made two graphics, both of which I am equally proud of. It’s a great place to be right now creatively for me, and writing these poems every day is undoubtedly helpful. Everybody needs a space to expand into, once in a while. Graphics are mine. Talking of which, I need to take some more pictures…
My subconscious had a moment on Sunday evening, and this was the response first thing Monday morning. Also, I only just noticed that LibreOffice decided ‘deadlift’ was a typo. I think I like it, let’s keep it in, as this undoubtedly contributes to both the instantaneous and authentic look of the whole feature…
I’ve come to the conclusion that this website totally isn’t doing what it should do any more.
It’s also become virtually impossible to post anything successfully to Social media without there being an issue using this template, which is frustrating in the extreme, especially when a site is supposed to be the place that advertises your wares. I’d hoped the changes that needed to be made could be finished by the end of February, but looking at what needs to be done, it will take me a wee bit longer.
If you’re a Newsletter subscriber you’ll know I promised a March relaunch, but honestly that’s not going to happen, and as it is impractical to just turn everything off to fix stuff? I’m going to work through March as well, with a plan to be finished by the 31st. Even I won’t relaunch on April 1st, especially this year. This should hopefully give me plenty of time to get everything rearranged properly and to my liking, and to finally streamline both Patreon and online purchasing stuff in one sensible spot.
Once there’s a clear idea of my timelines, I’ll be back with you, I’d expect to be ready this time next week 😀
After what was an extremely productive and progressive week, it is time to capitalize on momentum. I have a phenomenal amount of old content quite literally gathering dust around these parts, and it is high time some of this stuff was found a better home. Therefore, this week I’ll be concentrating on submitting to a number of poetry organizations with open windows for work.
It was suggested to me that there ought to be something other than writing and exercise to give my brain a chance to work through the various issues I’m having, and having lost a friend to COVID this week, it seemed only right and fair to see if the work/life balance could be restored via some gaming. I’ve found a lovely survival game called Valheim, thanks to a mutual. It looks as if it has distinct potential, and can be attacked very much at my pace.
With the middle of the month coming up, my son is being invited back to University and so there’ll be one less person here, with life (very slowly) returning to what used to be considered normal before this all began. The first Patreon project of 2021 is moving towards completion, and the next few months are beginning to look like they’ll be writing fiction instead of poetry, which I’m very pleased about. There’s a lot to be done.
Honestly, this is all coming together very satisfactorily indeed.