Member Rara Avis
I'm slow at replying these days.
Glad you liked it. But you didn't understand it? That opens my eyes a little -- it reminds me how people have different perceptions and levels of understanding. Thanks for that reminder.
Thanks, TerryW. I had a lot of fun writing it, believe it or not. I guess I'm still haunted by the past -- but when the resulting writing turns out this good, who cares? It gives me joy, anyway.
Thank you also. The hardest part was coming up with the title -- it would be easy to overdramatize.
If you think THAT response is long-winded, pray I don't reply to your next poem. And didn't mean to scare ya -- I'm still here. And yeah, there's pain, but there's also -- I think so, anyway -- a sort of humor to the proceedings. Maybe I just have a really strange sense of humor (like you didn't know that anyway ) Like I told Severn, I do my best not to overdramatize. I attach feelings and -- ugh -- "symbolism" to objects and basic actions. I don't go for the "The tears/oh, the tears, they're damnable pouring greater than that of all the heavens combined!/I took out the knife and made a smile on my arm in bloody red blood!" (now that's funny)