I will write nothing new
until someone accepts that what is already
is good enough.
I will unpick and rewrite
turn the angle of the mirror
until a reflection smiles back.
Writing courses, editors, conferences,
and other events are for those with time and money.
I’ll be the thief who finds the back door open.
Hyperbole is easy as smiling
but it’s not a substitute for criticism.
Bite every coin before accepting it.
Inside my head there is a head
beating against a wall
but the same words keep falling out.