Apathy Wins the Day
By BR Chitwood
A terrible thing, Apathy!
Insidious and mind-numbing!
Slow in its worm-wiggling through
The mind’s creative channels…
As the words, phrases, characters
Form on a small screen in front of the author…
The author comes to that screen
Because of his love for writing and shaping tales.
After twenty novels, some four hundred blog posts,
Accolades from writer friends and the public,
All have given me hope for commercial success…
True I’ve implemented no true marketing plans,
Relying on social media, my posts, and groups.
So, it would appear the minimal sales of my books
Have given birth to the ‘wiggly worm’ of apathy…
I have accepted the apathy reality and also the
Literary output, proud that many readers found
Pleasure in my humble efforts.
That, in many ways, is enough…plus a Legacy of sorts.
BR Chitwood – October 22,2020
One final word… I shall still write simply for the
Genuine ‘high’ that comes from a ‘turned phrase’,
And/or a passage that sparks an inner delight.