Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

To the Pain

I feel like such a wuss, the way this flu is kicking my butt. Oh, did I mention I have the flu? Bona fide influenza virus. I've lain in bed for the last several hours, in constant pain, and generally thinking about nothing else. I don't know how people with chronic pain can live with it. If a little five-day virus leaves me this wiped out, what would cancer do to me? Or cluster headaches? The only people who talk about the blessing of good health are those who have lost it.


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