Morning Pain Mounts Dinosour Head

There is silent fortitude wondering why we dare to unmask another stilted morning as we ask, “Jesus, please make this charm incandescent irreversible or is it permanent, OH, Jesus, I do not swear but ask you first hand or is this thorn in neck and chest in supplication, please take this pain anywhere but squarely and deep upon my ribs and shoulders? I do pray constantly this morning, for I have tried ice, and standing fully erect, and lounging in my easy chair, beige leather shines into nothingness, oh Jesus, I sit again before this hardened screen asking for positive remarks; this next Monday, I shall undergo the horrible needle Radiofrequency and frazzled weep for three or four treatments quit away in peace;IMG_1018.jpg oh Jesus I grit my teeth, place my tongue hard behind roof of mouth!”

Published by elgwynone

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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