I know it's been a while since I last blogged but I'm back now.
On Tuesday I was pleased to attend the launch of Aware 5, the literary magazine produced by Chorley and District Writers' Circle. I was chair when we launched the first issue and I'm glad to see it's progressing into a fine publication.
I also collected the runner up prize in the competition 'heat' judged by Carole Baldock, editor of Orbis. My poem is reprinted below with one minor edit thanks to the judge's comments. My congratulations go to the worthy winner Holly Prest and brilliant runner up Lynne Taylor.
Stay out of the kitchen
where words are unpeeled,
dissected to increase
the raw surface area,
seared in hot fat,
then served on a cold, white plate,
-and vinegar of course.