about more

about me (here, may this comfort you) and why this new blog.

what if so much had changed there weren’t colors enough?   you were lost then found, then lost again, you gave away most of what you owned (mostly not the loss you’d think it might be), you carried yourself seven hundred miles from the home soils you’d known since birth, you crossed bridges, figurative and literal, may have wounded some feelings along the way, landed on at best three legs, not four, and you used to write more
(your purpose being here) and now you don’t.   (what’s purpose then?)
what would you do?

words are water.   when missing all I have is thirst.

     alright, the answer is write more, no matter what.

this blog is about writing, poems mostly, but whatsoever else comes my way will also make this home.   there was another blog before this one, (however) times and place (and me) have changed.   more simplicity is my disposition now.

this here, what’s in your hands, is where and how I am published.

    neil reid            september 2014

2 thoughts on “about more

  1. I love this ‘about more’ introduction, Neil. I’m pleased to ‘meet’ you. I can relate to your words a lot. I’ve had my blog since 2014 – a very long time in my eyes. I have changed an awful lot in that time, too, although I haven’t had nearly as many changes in my life as you have. (I still live in the same place and house as I did 43 years ago! That makes me feel quite ancient 😁.) The lines, ‘what if so much had changed there weren’t colors enough? you were lost, then found, then lost again’ – yep, I’ve been there and done that. I’ve also come a long way since first beginning my blog, and when I look back at my past posts, they’re just not me anymore. I’ve deleted many of my old posts, but I seriously thought about starting a new blog but decided it was too much of a challenge and a feeling of loss. I just wasn’t brave enough, so I admire you for being able to take that decision. So, here I am, nine years later, almost a new person. I’m very much looking forward to reading more of your work here. I hope you are well ~ Ellie


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