One more time, I would like to thank everyone who read my poems. I appreciate each and every one of you. With my poetry collection now complete, I’m moving on to the second half of “The Past, Present, and Future.” This, of course, will be my first novel. The code name for this project is “A New Beginning,” which is how I will refer to it until it is published. “A New Beginning” is also the quasi-beginning of a bigger project I have in mind. As I have mentioned before, though, that is a story, or adventure, for another day….
As you can see from the updated countdown, my goal is to have “A New Beginning” published by the one-year anniversary of the creation of this blog. In the meantime, I plan to use this blog to publish snippets from “A New Beginning” and updates on the writing process. Additionally, I may even publish a poem from time to time. Again, I thank everyone for their support. Tonight I raise a glass to each of you; metaphorically, of course. Although, I do love a good party… With that, I leave everyone for now with one last poem:
An Empty Bottle of Rum
Shaking bats from my head,
I awoke and saw an empty bottle of rum.
Somewhere, Hunter S. Thompson
Was tipping his cap.
The laptop, that infuriating laptop,
It was there too.
Shaking out one last bat,
I knew the journey had begun.
The rum-filled days of youthful summer,
Now a thing of the past.
The responsibility of middle-aged fall,
Greeted me along my present path;
With future promise of old age,
And lazy winter days.
The rebirth of spring,
Hopefully far, far away….
by Cody McCullough