Release Day for Hallow & Hearth

This day has been a long time in coming. I started work on Hallow & Hearth at the beginning of 2016 and I finally completed it a few weeks ago. So many factors were involved in the time it took to complete this book. Despite the lengthy duration of writing, I love this book. The poems are beautiful, thoughtful, lovely, delicate, and, occasionally, macabre.

One hundred poems that hike through habitats hallowed, habitats of warmth, habitats where love resides, habitats love abandoned, habitats left in the hold of madness, and habitats left to freeze in the darkness far from the hearth’s fire.

Several of its poems were posted to this blog during NaPoWriMo 2017.

And this poem is one of the recent which has become a favorite:

Had In Mind

Not what I had in mind
When we agreed to be
On the same side
Hoist the same colors in this
Battle against reapers coming
Over rivers, seas, and chasms
To claim their prizes
We harbored inside longer
Then we should have
Forgot the treasure we contain
Once upon a possession
Not what I had in mind
When we agreed to be
On the same side
Hoist the same colors in this
Battle against reapers coming
Whilst I have this sword
Buried deep into my side
Keeping me still and slight as
Daggers peel up my flesh
Tasty treat with a treasure
Filling deep in the middle
Slowly being sought not by
Reapers coming over waters and land
Not what I had in mind
When we agreed to be
On the same side
Hoist the same colors
Now drenched in my blood
You flung around in hunger
Once upon a possession

Hallow & Hearth is available in paperback for $9.99 through Amazon and Createspace, and available as a Kindle ebook for $2.99 or free through Kindle Unlimited.

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