“As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ― Pablo Neruda

I’ve started my next book, which I’ll tell you all about soon enough…

In the meantime, Around The Bend releases tomorrow— and the early reviews look promising. 😉

Early on in the writing process of a new novel I sometimes start with poetry, and really bad poetry at that.

I find that it helps me get into the character’s head, little by little, as their voice becomes clearer.

It also, occasionally, helps me hear my own.

Raw, unedited…here’s the latest. 😉


My head presses against your chest,

and suddenly all is right in my world.

I come alive in the warmth of you,

your touch burns my skin.

The sound of your heartbeat,

makes it hard to breathe.

I would stay like this forever if I could,

knowing it might kill me.

But there’s no need.

For a minute in your arms,

is as good as eternity.

Until—only it isn’t.

And I let myself die a little more.

Just so I can live again.

4 thoughts

  1. I’m getting “Around The Bend” for myself for Christmas. I want to read it NOW, but then the kids will want to know where my present is. So looking forward to it.

    I like the sound of “Breathless”. I agree with previous commentor, love those lines.

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