2010 was not a great year. It wasn’t the worst I’ve had, but certainly didn’t live up to my wish that it be a complete turnaround from the previous 365 days. Although I was extremely fortunate to get through those twelve months with no one I love dying, disappointments were rife and some great plans proved to be little but dust in the wind that often lodged in my eyes and produced prodigious tears.
Because I am who I am and I do what I do, the fallout also produced words, some of which rhymed or scanned, and in an effort to produce something to show for the year I’ve put them together in an eBook.
Some of the work included has been seen here on the blog, some hasn’t, and all in the book come with images, so even if some may have seen the words before, they’ve not seen them quite like this.
Titled, “It’s Gets Verse”, the book is dedicated to those who touched me in one way or another over the course of last year:
If you’ve made me laugh,
this book’s for you.
If you’ve caused me tears,
it’s for you, too.
Each hasn’t depth
and life, we know,
is no rehearsal.
For all who’ve had me
feel so much …
the good, the bad …
I’ve loved your touch.
In an effort to establish some value in my own mind for the collecting of all the bits of soot and ash from 2010′s burnt offering, I’m offering my offering for all of $5 a download. (PayPal works — firstname.lastname@example.org — or cash through the post.)
I’ll be well pleased if I find that all the shit I went through last year was worth fifty bucks or so …